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October 7, 1922

INTENSIVE DEEP ROENTGEN IRRADIATION: A STUDY OF THE IMMEDIATE EFFECTS

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CINCINNATI

JAMA. 1922;79(15):1240-1243. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640150052013

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Abstract

My observations are based on a series of 100 intensive deep roentgen irradiation doses that I have applied since therapeutic apparatus for this purpose has become available in this country. The term "intensive deep irradiation dose" is used to describe a quantity of roentgen rays that is absorbed by deep tissues and sufficiently large to bring about certain biologic and clinical results.

I record primarily the observations concerning the immediate effect of this newer method of roentgen irradiation on the patient, and the physical reaction.

It is well established that the absorption of large irradiation doses leads to certain more or less transient effects on the patient. Recourse to this newer form of therapy is, therefore, determined not only by the probable local result but also, and properly, by the effect that exposure to the intensive irradiation will have on the individual.

Understanding of the effect of irradiation depends on

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