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October 31, 1931

Cutaneous X-Ray and Radium Therapy.

JAMA. 1931;97(18):1326. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730180062034

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In the preface of this book, which is dedicated to George Miller MacKee, the author states that his aim has been to write a short essentially practical book that will aid in the selection of cases for irradiation, give safe advice as to the technic, and warn against the many pitfalls. It is apparent from a perusal of the contents that the author's intention was not to write a monograph but rather to give a digest of his many years of personal experience, giving due credit to the pioneer work of other continental and American workers in this field. There are a number of perhaps minor criteria that detract from the usefulness of this work. The illustrations are for the most part poor; and although the author states that the usual before and after photographs have been omitted because of lack of space, their inclusion would have greatly added to

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