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July 17, 1915

ROENTGEN RAY EPITHELIOMA, CURABLE BY RADIUM: AN APPARENT PARADOX

JAMA. 1915;LXV(3):220-221. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580030012004
Abstract

At a section meeting of roentgenologists at the British Medical Association meeting two years ago I was impressed by the large proportion of this noble body of workers who had suffered from all degrees of Roentgen-ray injuries, from simple hyperkeratosis to amputation of one or more fingers, or one hand, or both.

I presented to them the possibility of curing the disease in its early stage by radium. Most of them seemed skeptical, but I found one physician from Australia who had suffered, and who had found in his own experience that radium had kept his hands well, as he had repeatedly applied it in this early type for some years. I showed photographs and spoke of cases which I will here quote.

During two years past, I have been more deeply impressed with its importance, as I have treated more cases. Logically, it is clear that if all of

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