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September 28, 1901

ROENTGEN RAYS IN THE TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF THE SKIN.A REVIEW OF RECENT LITERATURE AND A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Dermatology in the College of Medicine of the University of Illinois. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(13):820-825. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470390020001d
Abstract

A little over a year ago I reviewed the literature of the use of Roentgen rays in the treatment of diseases of the skin.1 The subject is of active interest and there have been frequent contributions to it during the last year, so that I trust I am warranted in bringing the review down to the present time and adding to this a brief account of my own experience. In general it may be said that the experience of the last year has been strongly confirmatory of previously made claims for the value of the method. Recent reports have not established new fields of usefulness for the method, but they have put us in a position to appreciate more accurately the indications for it and to form a better opinion of its value.

An analysis of clinical reports and of the reports of microscopical studies of tissues affected by

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