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August 17, 1935

Traité de pathologie médicale et de thérapeutique appliquée

JAMA. 1935;105(7):537. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760330063032

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Students and practitioners of radiotherapy will find in this volume a satisfactory and scientifically accurate description of the physical properties of the x-rays and the armamentarium and technical information necessary for their application to the treatment of disease. A section of the book concerns the physical properties of radioactive substances and the instrumentation and technical details of application of curie therapy. A third section deals with the biologic action of roentgen rays and the radiations from other radioactive substances, their effects on normal and pathologic tissues, and their application to various pathologic states. The latter are classified according to systems, in the classic manner. More than a hundred pages, or one fifth of the book, is devoted to the treatment of malignant disease. A chapter on protection for patient and operation concludes. The details and methods concerning the various lesions are in keeping with methods generally accepted, but much is

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