April 1938

Radiation Therapy: Its Use in the Treatment of Benign and Malignant Conditions.

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By Ira I. Kaplan, B.S., M.D. Price, $10. Pp. 558, with 198 illustrations. New York: Oxford University Press, 1937.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;61(4):692. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180090172012

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This book is based on the author's experience in the use of radiation therapy in the treatment of benign and malignant diseases and on his wide knowledge of the literature as editor of the therapeutic section of the "Year Book of Radiology." While considerable detail has necessarily been omitted, a comprehensive and practical survey of the fields of radium, roentgen and electrosurgical therapy in the treatment of various pathologic conditions is included in this work.

The first five chapters deal with the historical development, physics, dosages and general considerations of radiation therapy. The next fifteen chapters are concerned with the pathologic conditions of the various special systems in which radiation therapy is employed. Chapter 21 is devoted to the complications and injuries following irradiation and contains timely warnings of value to all who use the various agents. A short discussion of the relation of trauma to cancer is included in

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