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September 14, 1912

PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF THE ROENTGEN RAY TO THE MANAGEMENT OF MALIGNANT GROWTHS

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NEW HAVEN, CONN.

JAMA. 1912;LIX(11):844-847. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270090088006
Abstract

I shall not go into a technical exposition of this subject, but shall restrict myself to an endeavor to show the relation which the x-ray bears to the treatment of cancer, as indicated by our experience with it revised to date. The general practitioner and the surgeon should know what can be accomplished with this force in connection ion with their cancer cases; but it is, of course, not to be expected that they will apply it personally, hence the subject will be dealt with from a general educational standpoint only.

The first step to be taken in such a consideration of the subject should be to prove that the x-ray is capable of affording positively valuable aid in the treatment of this disease. Strange as it seems to those of us who have worked with the agent for a dozen years, there are still many, many practitioners

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