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September 2, 1933

An Elementary Handbook on Radium and Its Clinical Use.

JAMA. 1933;101(10):803. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740350061046

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With the increasing interest and widening scope of radium therapy there has been created a greater need for brief but accurate and authoritative statements of a practical nature for the general practitioner. There have appeared in the literature several small treatises attempting to fill this need. This booklet is the most recent and one of the best. The history of the discovery of radioactivity and radium, and the landmarks in the history of radium therapy form interesting introductory chapters. The chapters dealing with the principles and technic of radium therapy and the treatment of cancer of special sites present accurately the views held and the methods employed in the leading cancer clinics of America and Europe. The chapter dealing with practical considerations in the use and care of radium gives particularly useful information to nursing, technical and medical personnel actually engaged in this work. The authors have succeeded in preparing

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