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September 1931

TREATMENT OF SUPERFICIAL FUNGUS INFECTIONS WITH THE LONG WAVELENGTH ROENTGEN RAYS (GRENZ RAYS)

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(3):409-416. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010418008
Abstract

Research in the superficial cutaneous mycoses has been directed largely toward the finer etiologic aspects, the types of fungi and other factors. Treatment has not received the attention merited by its importance. The refractiveness of the superficial cutaneous mycoses to various forms of treatment in certain individuals is well known. This study was pursued for the purpose of evaluating the therapeutic possibilities of the so-called grenz rays.

REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

In 1925, Bucky1 revived interest in the therapeutic possibilities of the long wavelength roentgen rays. This interest had remained dormant since 1910, when Schultz,2 who had been actively engaged in the development of this ray, died suddenly. In 1896, Schott3 produced a glass composition of silicoborate and alumina that had a low atomic weight and was capable of transmitting roentgen rays of extremely long wavelengths. Various workers using this composition as a

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