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September 28, 1912


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JAMA. 1912;LIX(13):1170-1173. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270090414010

Realizing that Roentgen treatment in non-malignant lesions is too broad a subject to treat in detail insuch a paper as this, I shall invite consideration of only a few of the more important phases of the subject. It may be taken for granted, at the outset, that Roentgen therapy has vindicated itself as an essential adjunct in the treatment of superficial non-malignant lesions, the part of the symposium I have been requested to take up, but there is still considerable difference of opinion as to the exact range of usefulness. Some dermatologists undervalue this method because they have seen failures, as well as harm done by injudicious treatment, and also because they are unable to apply this method properly or even to select the cases best suited to this treatment. On the other hand, many roentgenologists who have observed brilliant results are overenthusiastic and advise Roentgen treatment in many cases

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