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August 22, 1931

Grenzstrahl-Hauttherapie: Praktischerleitfaden für Ärzte.

JAMA. 1931;97(8):563-564. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730080055032

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Guided by their experience in more than 1,600 instances, the authors do not unreservedly agree with Bucky's assertion that in 95 per cent of skin diseases the borderland therapy should be given preference over ordinary x-rays, yet they suggest that this method deserves rather extensive application. This opinion is not only based on a survey of their therapeutic results but is also supported by the observation that borderland rays are less apt to produce comcomitant damage. The introductory general chapter is written by an expert physicist. The physical theories of the production of x-rays are thoroughly discussed in a way instructive even to a reader who is not well versed in modern physical concepts. Minute attention is paid to the biologic reaction produced by the borderland rays.

The special therapeutic part is the product of collaboration of two dermatologists. At first are discussed the contraindications, which the authors divide into

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