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March 20, 1937

Radiothérapie gynécologique: Curié- et rœntgenthérapie

JAMA. 1937;108(12):999. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780120069029

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This book, written by the radiologist of the Centre anticancéreux in Bordeaux, offers in a brief form to those who read French a convenient and comprehensive source of information regarding the present indications, accomplishments and limitations in the application of radiation therapy in the different diseases of the female genital organs and the breast. A brief chapter on the physics and biology of gynecologic radiotherapy, with a consideration of the clinically important facts, is followed by a discussion of the radiation treatment of benign lesions of the female genital organs, including functional disturbances, indications and methods of radiation sterilization, and inflammatory conditions of the female genital organs. The largest part deals with the treatment of malignant tumors and a final chapter with radiation treatment of cancer of the breast. The book is completely brought down to date. In some places it might even appear too modern, as it discusses methods

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