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April 1929

Diathermy by Elkin P. Cumberbatch, M.A., R.M. (Oxon.), D.M.R.E. (Camb.), M.R.C.P.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;19(4):705. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.02380220178016

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A Textbook of Actinotherapy by D. D. Rosewarne, M.R.C.S. (Eng.), L.R.C.P. (Lond.). Price, $7. Pp. 237, with 20 illustrations, including a colored plate. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1928.  These two volumes of the same size are similar in character and may be regarded as companion volumes. Both take up their subjects by considering first the general principles of the subject — physics and the biologic effects — and, then, their practical application in therapeutics. There is a good discussion of apparatuses and of the technic of their use in each book. A slight difficulty is that most of the apparatus is British, which is not always like the American product. The discussions of the therapeutic applications are temperate and sane and not overoptimistic. Altogether both of these books are excellent treatises on their subjects. They are compact, give sufficient detail but are not so overloaded with detail that

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