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September 5, 1931

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

JAMA. 1931;97(10):729-730. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730100053035

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The first article deals with the photographic study of the so-called cascade stomach, the unilateral excessive dilatation of the stomach as a rule occurring in a distal direction. If such deformity is combined with hyperacidity of the stomachic contents, an organic disorder, probably stomachic ulcer, may be surmised. The combination of these symptoms militates against the diagnosis of cancer. The second chapter contains the reports on experimental roentgenologic studies of the smaller intestines. The following article deals with the chemotactic phenomena produced by light and roentgen rays. The chapter on the genetic influence on living structures produced by raying is highly technical. W. Baensch reports on the roentgen therapy of tumors of the hypophysis. The secondary systemic changes, the careful study of the roentgenogram and examination of the ocular background will in most instances permit of a reasonably exact diagnosis. In case the vision is progressively interfered with or if

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