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January 1926


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1926;13(1):131. doi:10.1001/archderm.1926.02370130134016

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A text on radium therapy by one whose clinical experience with its use has been so extensive as that of Dr. Simpson could be expected to furnish a useful and reliable addition to the literature of this field, and perusal of the book bears out this belief.

The text, although not large, offers a comprehensive review of the modern science of radiology, including, as it does, a consideration of every phase of the subject, from the origin and chemical nature of radium to its therapeutic application. The bibliography, which contains fifty-nine pages, attests the full investigation which underlies the book.

The first ten chapters, comprising eighty-six pages, are concerned with the technical and theoretical phases of the subject, covering radioactive substances in general; the origin and chemical nature of radium, radium emanation and radioactive deposit, with the technic of preparation of the former for its therapeutic use; absorption and filtration

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