ROENTGEN-RAYS IN THE TREATMENT OF SKIN DISEASE AND FOR THE REMOVAL OF HAIR
WM. ALLEN PUSEY, A.M., M.D., Professor of Dermatology in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago; the College of Medicine of the University of Illinois.
Perhaps no more unexpected accidents ever happened than those which were announced upon the very heels of the first use of x-rays. . . . The credit for first demonstrating the possibility of using x-rays for therapeutic purposes belongs, I believe, to Freund, who, after a consideration of the alopecias accidentally produced by x-rays, undertook in November, 1896, to remove the hair from a nævus by their use. . . .
JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS AND GENITO-URINARY DISEASES.. Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(7):840. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-136-7-dac9007