There is little known about the effect of the roentgen ray on lung tissue as applied in the treatment of pulmonary neoplasms. Holmes,1 in summarizing the present status of roentgen-ray therapy, emphasizes that investigation is necessary to determine the amount and quality of irradiation that should be used in different diseases, the effect of irradiation on both normal and pathologic tissues, and the effect of treatment on the patient as a whole. The present report of the lesions in two cases of secondary lung tumors which were treated with roentgen rays may throw some light on the effect of irradiation on the normal lung and on tumors of the lungs.
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—In 1919, a painful swelling of the left arm developed in a man, aged 46. In February, 1920, because of the great swelling, he consulted a surgeon, who removed a tumor of the
HINES LE. FIBROSIS OF THE LUNG FOLLOWING ROENTGEN-RAY TREATMENTS FOR TUMOR. JAMA. 1922;79(9):720–722. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640090028008
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