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October 23, 1926

Ergebnisse der medizinischen Strahlenforschung (Röntgendiagnostik, Röntgen-, Radium- und Lichttherapie).

JAMA. 1926;87(17):1414. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680170068037

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This is the second volume of the annual review dealing with the latest accomplishments in roentgenology, radiology and light therapy. The first chapter, by Juengling, deals with the visualization in the roentgenogram of the skull contents emphasized by the employment of a contrast medium. Full credit is given to the fundamental work of Dandy. The descriptive and applied anatomy of the spaces containing the cerebrospinal fluid are minutely discussed, with illustrations of casts and semischematic drawings. The author states that gaseous contrast mediums were the only ones successful in practice. The technic of ventricular and lumbar puncture is described in detail. The author regards suboccipital puncture as too dangerous. The technic of roentgenography is gone into thoroughly. The author has been unable to find any evidence that stereoroentgenograms are of advantage. There is not sufficient material available to permit definite conclusions as to the value of injections of iodized oil

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