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March 17, 1951

The Results of Radium and X-Ray Therapy in Malignant Disease: Being the Third Statistical Report from the Radium Institute, The Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute, Manchester, Years 1940 to 1944 Inclusive Assessed at 5 Years and 1934 to 1938 Assessed at 10 Years

JAMA. 1951;145(11):853. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920290079029

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The Holt Radium Institute of Manchester has now published three statistical reports of five year periods of experience in the results of their methods of radium and roentgen therapy, mostly for cancer. This institution has been a mecca for radiologists and surgeons seeking improved methods for the application of radium in cancerous diseases and for roentgen therapists intrigued with the "beam direction technic" of repeating the same roentgen dosage factors to the same anatomic area from day to day. Ralston Paterson records that J. L. Dobbie has developed this exact method. Paterson is the director and radiotherapist of this institution. Miss Tod is the associate director and mainly responsible for original technics in the treatment of cancer of the uterine cervix.

Part 1 is a survey of the effects of treatment on malignant disease and the results of radiotherapy on various sites. It includes several pages on methods of cancer

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