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December 28, 1940

Die Entzündungsbestrahlung

JAMA. 1940;115(26):2306. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810520068034

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Illustrative of the enlarging field for application of roentgen therapy other than in the treatment of cancer, this book is a welcome addition to the literature, constituting an excellent summary of the known technical and clinical facts relative to the subject. After a brief historical introduction and a discussion of the concept of inflammation, the author proceeds to the full consideration of the effect of the roentgen rays on local inflammatory processes from the standpoint of the physical and chemical changes, the blood vessels, the exudates, the mesenchyma and ferments. Next comes the discussion of the influence of the roentgen rays on the exciting causes of inflammation and on the general defensive mechanism of the organism against inflammation, including the antibactericidal blood and serum reactions, the reticulo-endothelial systems, the action of the protein bodies, the blood picture and the vegetative nervous system. The clinical subsidence of experimental inflammation under roentgen

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