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June 5, 1926

Röntgenbehandlung INNERER Krankheiten.

JAMA. 1926;86(23):1788-1789. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670490050034

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The author first discusses the theory of the production of roentgen rays and the essentials of filtration. A section on the physical and biologic methods of measuring the rays leads to a chapter on deep dosage, in which appear the Holfelder patterns, which, placed on the body, locate the various organs and indicate the dosage. The clinical part of the book reviews the literature and presents the experience of the author. He quotes experiments establishing the fact that the hematopoietic organs are highly susceptible to the influence of the roentgen rays. The reaction of the blood and of the spleen is discussed. In chronic myelocytic leukemia, the author is convinced, no true cure can be achieved by radiotherapy. He cautions against it in acute cases, and even in chronic cases the dosage has to be chosen with extreme care. In lymphatic leukemia heavy doses are indicated, and roentgen-ray therapy has

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