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June 26, 1909

A Manual of Practical X-Ray Work.

JAMA. 1909;LII(26):2130. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540520044032

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This work is offered as a practical hand-book of x-ray medical work and is written apparently with especial reference to the British public medical services. Its authors are well equipped for the task they have set themselves, write from first-hand knowledge of diagnostic x-ray work and are conservative. The work, therefore, as far as it goes, is good and is to be commended. Two hundred and twenty pages are given to the physics of x-rays, apparatus, and the diagnostic application of x-rays, and this part of the work is fairly complete. It is notable for clearness, sanity and conservatism. One chapter of seventeen pages is devoted to therapeutics. It is as sketchy as possible; contains little more than an enumeration of the affections that may be treated with x-rays, and is worthless. This chapter ought to have been omitted from the book. Then the work

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