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February 3, 1951

Therapeutic Radiology

JAMA. 1951;145(5):360. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920230084033

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The quality of the material presented in this book is attested to by the fact that the editor is one of the most experienced physicians in the use of radiation methods for the management of malignant diseases and by the fact that he has selected as authors a group of outstanding physicians with years of experience in this field. The physical and biologic basis of radiation therapy is presented by writers of equal competence. The clinical material is arranged under the various anatomic regions where the primary growths appear. The problems of classification, pathology, diagnosis and differential diagnosis of neoplastic diseases are well presented. The text includes chapters on special technics, such as supervoltage therapy and radioactive isotopes for both therapeutic and diagnostic purposes, and discussions of the use of hormones in neoplastic diseases and of the care of patients receiving intensive radiation. The last of the 40 chapters presents

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