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December 23, 1905

Roentgen Rays in Dentistry.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(26):1971. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510260057017

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Chicago, Dec. 18, 1905.

To the Editor:  —In reference to the article with the above title by Dr. Kassabian in the issue of December 16, permit me to make a few remarks about the technic employed, which, I think, will be of value to every Roentgenologist. As to the material used, I find heavily coated celluloid paper the ideal material for such work. I cut pieces 2 x 3 cm., inclose them in oiled paper, and cover them with black paper, the smooth side of the cover corresponding with the emulsion side of the film.I place the patient on a table and, according to the advice of Albers-Schonberg (Die Roentgentechnik, Hamberg, 1903), either let the patient adduct his chin as near as possible to his chest (upper jaw) or bend it as far as possible backward (lower jaw). By this position it is much easier to direct the rays

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