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July 28, 1923

HIGH VOLTAGE ROENTGEN-RAY THERAPYCONCLUSIONS DRAWN FROM THE TREATMENT OF THREE HUNDRED CASES

JAMA. 1923;81(4):269-274. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650040009002
Abstract

The subject of high voltage roentgen-ray therapy as usually dealt with by radiotherapists is for those engaged in that variety of work. In consequence, it is likely to be most confusing to those not so engaged, since questions involving physics, technic, etc., usually comprise a large part of its discussion. Even radiotherapists are not in unison concerning the value, immediate and remote, of high voltage roentgen-ray therapy, while as to the conditions in which it should be used, their views often widely diverge. Since those engaged in this activity are confused as to its value, how much more must this be the case with the physician who is called on to advise a patient in the matter? As I had had the opportunity of applying this variety of irradiation to an extensive series of cases over a year's period of time, it occurred to me that the observations and impressions

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