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November 1941

X-Ray Therapy of Chronic Arthritis.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;62(5):1120. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000170214021

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Dr. Goldhamer draws most enthusiastic conclusions from the results of treatment of 100 patients with all types of arthritis over a period of twenty-one months. Without commenting on the value of the roentgen therapy of arthritis, one may say that the evidence presented is based on the treatment of too small a series of patients over too short a period to warrant the conclusions he has drawn.

The author mentions having treated hundreds of patients with arthritis while in Vienna, but data are not presented. The results of treatment of these patients after many years might add more convincing evidence.

This volume should not make any one an advocate of the roentgen therapy of chronic arthritis.

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