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September 17, 1932

Protective Measures Against Dangers Resulting From the Use of Radium, Roentgen and Ultra-Violet Rays.

JAMA. 1932;99(12):1018. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740640060039

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Abstract

The chapters in this book concern prevention against dangers caused by radiation and against electrical accidents. They also cover hygienic measures in radiation establishments, and measures against the dangers of x-ray fires. Obviously the prevention of harm from the x-rays is concerned largely with dosage and with the use of suitable screens. A complete bibliography is offered as a supplement to the volume.

In considering the disasters that have resulted and the dangers that have developed due to storage of x-ray films, Professor Wintz points out that compliance with some of the regulations is practically impossible. He feels that the regulations issued by the German ministry of the interior, providing that fireproof safes be used for storage, so far as small stores of up to 15,000 films are concerned, are quite sufficient. He feels also that more importance should be attached to proper handling of x-ray films, for a small

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