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November 9, 1918

Radiography and Radio-Therapeutics.

JAMA. 1918;71(19):1605. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600450081030

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This volume is devoted to both roentgen and radium therapy. The action of radiations on normal and pathologic tissues is dwelt on at some length. The roentgen armamentarium suitable for therapeutic use is described, as are also the methods of protection for patient and operator, the means used to estimate dosage, and the use of filters. Rather scant mention is made of the Coolidge tube—not at all commensurate with its importance and value in modern roentgen therapy. The chapters devoted to the various conditions suitable for treatment and the technic employed are also rather condensed. The physics of radium is dwelt on in detail by C. E. S. Phillips. The practical application of radium to disease, including the various methods of using it, the dosage and the conditions amenable to its action, is thoroughly covered. A chapter on the combined use of radium and roentgen rays in the treatment of

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