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This edition of MacKee's book is in every way an excellent and authoritative presentation of the subject of therapy of cutaneous diseases by x-rays and radium. It is shorter than its predecessors by some two hundred pages—always a welcome improvement—and there is better unity of organization of material in this edition than in the previous ones. This edition was written with but one collaborator, Dr. Cipollaro, and one contributor, Dr. Hamilton Montgomery, who wrote the complete and excellently illustrated chapter on pathologic histology of radiodermatitis. The book covers every phase of the subject from a historical introduction to a consideration of medicolegal aspects of x-ray and radium therapy. The chapters dealing with the fundamentals, the structure of matter, the nature of radiation, dosage, technic, physics, filtration, apparatus, protection, idiosyncrasy and biologic and biochemical effects of radiation are written with a clarity that makes a complicated subject interesting and easily understood.
X-Rays and Radium in the Treatment of Diseases of the Skin. JAMA. 1947;133(2):144. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880020070033
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