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December 23, 1922


JAMA. 1922;79(26):2175-2177. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640260047024

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Effect of Small Doses of Roentgen Rays on Functional Disorders of the Ovaries  At a recent meeting of the Medical Society of Vienna, Professor Thaler called attention to the excellent effects of small doses of roentgen rays in functional diseases of the ovaries. The investigator has been following this kind of work for more than two years, and has treated 147 women for hypofunction of the ovary for a prolonged time (up to two years). He administered from 6 to 8 units at a focal distance of 23 cm. from the skin, over an area extending from the umbilicus to the symphysis. An aluminum filter 3 mm. thick was employed. The treatment was repeated after eight days and once more thereafter, from four to six weeks. He usually applied the treatment from six to eight days after the menses. Several authors have reported good results in amenorrhea and in prolonged

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