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November 15, 1919


JAMA. 1919;73(20):1523-1526. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610460041011

This is a summary of three years' experience with radium as one of the factors in the nonoperative treatment of certain forms of cutaneous pathologic processes.

The first amount of radium placed at our disposal was received in 1916. As this was small in quantity we were obliged to confine our use of it to minor lesions. Since 1916, radium has been given to the University of California Hospital in steadily increasing quantities, and the good resulting from its use has increased correspondingly.

At the present time, the total amount of radium available for our use is 250 mg. This is distributed in varying quantities and in different forms of containers, ranging from a 5 mg. disk container to a 50 mg. tube container.

Obviously the different types of container, along with their varying content of radium, have different uses. For example, a rodent nodule the size of a pea

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