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December 11, 1926

Radiotherapy in Relation to General Medicine.

JAMA. 1926;87(24):2023. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680240067043

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Obviously intended for nonradiologic readers, this little volume is strictly a personal book, because it represents the views of the author and not those of any school of radiology, whether British, French or German. While the discussion of some of the subjects is novel and interesting, the work is marred by inaccuracies and misleading statements, such as the assertions that small doses result in stimulating metabolism and in increasing resistance; that tanning of the skin by ultraviolet rays tends to increase the ability of the skin to tolerate stronger doses of roentgen rays, and that roentgen rays can increase the resistance of the body to malignant processes. In the last half of the book the discussion of the various subjects, such as uterine fibromyoma, disorders of the ductless glands, tuberculosis, rickets, anemia, neuralgia, neuritis and syringomyelia, is generally more sound, apparently because it includes many case reports and rests on

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