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July 2, 1898

THE ROENTGEN RAY IN WAR SURGERY.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(1):33. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450010043010

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Abstract

The English papers of May 21 give considerable space to a lecture delivered on the previous day before the Royal United Service Institution by Surgeon-Major Beevor of the army medical staff. The object of the lecturer was to give his experience in the working of the X-ray in military surgery, and to show by the results obtained in the recent frontier expedition in India that the apparatus can be carried on a campaign and be of the greatest possible benefit to the wounded. He maintained, in view of his success, that it was the duty of every civilized nation to supply its wounded in war with an X-ray apparatus, among other surgical aids, not only at base hospitals but close at hand wherever there might be fighting. There is no doubt of the desirability of having this aid in field hospitals nor of the possibility of furnishing it for the

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