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August 26, 1950

Clinical Radiation Therapy

JAMA. 1950;143(17):1528. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910520070035

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This edition is the first revision of the book undertaken since the original publication of 1932. There are twenty contributors, all of whom are widely known in the subspecialties of radiation therapy. Each has written authoritatively of the diseases which, because of his particular experience and investigative work, he is best qualified to treat.

In parts the text is completely rewritten and modernized in accord with the advances of the past two decades. Among these, the sections dealing with breast, larynx, genitourinary tract and nervous system are outstanding. In disappointing contrast, there are several equally important sections which have undergone little revision since the original publication. The book contains much that is of real value to the working radiologist, but it omits, or treats inadequately, certain subjects of great practical and current interest. For example, complicated technics of radium therapy are developed for the treatment of some diseases better managed

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