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September 27, 1941

X-Ray Therapy of Chronic Arthritis (Including the X-Ray Diagnosis of the Disease). Preliminary Report Based on 100 Patients Treated at Quincy, Illinois

JAMA. 1941;117(13):1139. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820390081039

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The first seventy pages of this book are devoted to the clinical aspects and pathology of chronic arthritis, roentgen findings in arthritis and the roentgenologic differential diagnosis. The remaining half of the book deals specifically with the history of roentgen therapy for arthritis, the choice of cases for roentgen treatment, case reports and results. The latter part is based on observation and treatment with roentgen rays of 100 patients with chronic arthritis or spondylitis over a period of twenty-one months. The number of cases is therefore not large, and the observation period for a disease of this type is rather short. The authors believe that the results from roentgen treatment have been largely encouraging. Although this method of therapy certainly deserves further study and evaluation, it would seem that the new material contained in this book could better have been published in the form of a preliminary report in a

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