April 1942

Roentgen Treatment of Infections.

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By James F. Kelly and D. Arnold Dowell. Price, $6. Pp. 432, with 122 figures and 25 tables. Chicago: The Year Book Publishers, Inc., 1942.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1942;69(4):719-720. doi:10.1001/archinte.1942.00200160170020

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The actual discussion of treatment of infections is preceded by chapters on roentgen rays and roentgen therapy in general which are concise and well written. Infection is discussed in great detail, and there is a good deal of material which is somewhat beside the subject. The writers are clearly enthusiastic supporters of radiation therapy of infections. However, their suggestion that it may be more useful than therapy with sulfanilamide or any of its derivatives (page 381) is perhaps open to argument, and the enthusiasm of the writers for roentgen therapy of rheumatoid arthritis and various other conditions is not entirely supported by the reviewers experience.

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