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Book and New Media Reviews
October 1922


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1922;6(4):519. doi:10.1001/archderm.1922.02360040121012

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In a moderate size volume the author has attempted to cover the entire subject of radium therapy from both theoretical and practical standpoints. The result is a creditable and interesting book. It is the second work on radiotherapy to have recently come from the pen of a dermatologist. While MacKee's book on "X-Ray and Radium in the Treatment of Diseases of the Skin" confines itself to dermatologic therapeutics, the work of Simpson covers in a more cursory way the entire field of radium therapy in medicine. The present book is the work of a man of large experience in general radium therapy and is written in a clear, scholarly and conservative manner.

The book contains 383 pages, fifty-nine of which are devoted to a rather cumbersome general bibliography. The number of the authors referred to in this text is naturally rather small. About half of the book deals with the

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