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May 19, 1956

Practice in Radiotherapy

JAMA. 1956;161(3):294. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970030112043

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More than 50 contributors, including all the well-known radiotherapists in Great Britain, have presented a well-rounded work with special emphasis on the concepts and methods used in Great Britain. An interesting feature is the collaboration of radiotherapists and their colleagues in surgery, gynecology, and other specialities in the preparation of most of the clinical sections in part 2. Part 1 presents a discussion of general problems in radiotherapy such as those relating to dosimetry, biophysical bases, radiotherapeutic methods, and safety and protection. Although containing several interesting discussions, they frequently tend to be so brief or so general, probably because of space restriction, that their usefulness for the serious student is impaired. He will wish to consult more expanded treatment in existing monographs and original articles by the same authors. Part 2, entitled Treatment, consists of sections devoted to essentially all the types of neoplastic disease encountered in radiotherapeutic practice as

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