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The use of the Roentgen ray as an aid in the diagnosis of chest diseases has by no means received the attention that it justly merits. No doubt its neglect has been principally due to the fact that the expense is still a factor, and at the same time the danger from burns, which lately has been so grossly magnified, has deterred many who would have otherwise given their sanction, if not direct co-operation.When the x-ray first came to be used, it seemed as if it was to be generally adopted for routine examinations in diseases of the chest, mainly through the use of the fluoroscope, but during the excitement many methods of examination were advised that consisted of so much detail that it served more to repel than to attract those who were only passively interested. For instance, methods were advised to measure the density of
TALLEY JE, NEWCOMET WS. STUDIES IN ROENTGEN RAY DIAGNOSIS OF CHEST DISEASES.. JAMA. 1906;XLVI(8):553-556. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510350003001a