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June 27, 1959

Therapeutic Radiology: Rationale, Technique, Results

JAMA. 1959;170(9):1134. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010090124038

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This book presents an organized and rational approach to the problems of clinical radiation therapy. The various problems of treatment are well organized into chapters, augmented by a short discussion of physics, techniques, and radiobiology, and adequately illustrated by pictures and graphs. The author discusses both the curative treatment of various tumors and the palliative radiation therapy of malignancies. The treatment of benign conditions is outlined but deemphasized. There is a good discussion of treatment methods, including an outline of techniques suitable for use with conventional therapy and supervoltage equipment. Radiologists may find it a good reference work, but some of the more unusual techniques are not mentioned. This book should be of special value to cancer specialists, otolaryngologists, and gynecologists, as well as being an excellent reference for many other physicians. It is well documented by an adequate reference list at the end of each chapter.

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