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December 6, 1924

RADIUM IN OPHTHALMOLOGY: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ITS USE IN BENIGN AFFECTIONS

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MINNEAPOLIS

JAMA. 1924;83(23):1838-1845. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660230032007
Abstract

Time and clinical observation alone can give definite information as to the value of any therapeutic remedy. We have traveled almost a quarter of a century since radium was first used as a therapeutic agent in medicine. As we glance back over the past, we find that much has been written about radium, particularly of its use in malignancy. Many brilliant results have followed its application, and many direful failures are encountered. Much unjustified criticism and misunderstanding as to what can be gained by using radium seem to be prevalent.

Thanks to the untiring and unselfish efforts of a score or more of radiotherapy workers, we are better informed than ever before what results to expect from radium and when and how to employ it. Radium therapy is now on a surer foundation and presents better prospects for attaining more successful results in malignancy than in the past. Considerable progress

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