Book Reviews
November 1932

Die Behandlung der Kindkrankheiten mit Ultraviolett- und Röntgenstrahlen.

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By Prof. Dr. W. Birk and Dr. L. Schall. Price, 12 marks. Pp. 256, with 45 illustrations. Berlin: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1932.

Am J Dis Child. 1932;44(5):1146. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950120228019

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This book takes up in a comprehensive way the various diseases of children in which the ultraviolet rays or the x-rays are advocated as a treatment.

The book is divided into two parts, the first dealing with the ultraviolet rays and the second with the x-rays. Under each part the various methods of production and the properties of the ultraviolet rays and the x-rays are outlined, and the method of measurement of dosage is given. Also, the harmful effects that may complicate this form of therapy are dealt with in full.

Under each division the various diseases discussed are described and classified, and the methods of treatment are outlined. If indicated, the exact procedure, dosage and dangers of the ultraviolet rays and the x-rays are stated. Numerous cases illustrate the foregoing points.

As befitting their great importance, the subjects of rickets, tuberculosis and leukemia are dealt with in great detail.

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