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October 21, 1911

Die Röntgenstrahlen in der Gynäkologie mit einem Ausblick auf ihren künftigen Wert für soziale und sexuelle Fragen,

JAMA. 1911;LVII(17):1398. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260100224036

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Abstract

This book contains a complete consideration of the subject of x-ray application in obstetrics and gynecology. The work is not only carefully elaborated with respect to every phase of the theme, but also includes a bibliography of the German and French literature. The study begins with a description of animal experimentation, especial reference being given to the atrophic influence of the rays on the ovary. The author then takes up what he considers a rational use of the Roentgen ray in gynecology, applying it with favorable results in such conditions as myomata, menorrhagia and metrorrhagia, dysmenorrhea and associated nervous conditions and endometritis of the hemorrhagic type. Application of the ray in carcinoma is discussed at length in a separate chapter, wherein the author claims certain rather indefinite advantages, particularly in the inoperable type.

The technic of application is described in detail, with abunliant illustrations, Fraenkel placing much stress. of

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