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May 1938

Theoretical Principles of Roentgen Therapy

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(5):932. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480110198021

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This is a useful book for any one who uses roentgen rays as a therapeutic agent. The authors (Newell, Pohle, Stenstrom, Taylor and Wood) have surveyed the physical, technical, dosimetric, radiobiologic and radiopathologic branches and the matter of protection. Not only will the student and the beginner derive great advantage from this book, but the old-timer will be glad to have such a well arranged, intelligently written and exhaustive reference book. It can be recommended highly and the authors complimented.

The dermatologist will be especially interested in Dr. Wood's dermatologic studies, in which the rather complicated radiobiologic facts are skilfully condensed in a few pages.

There are two errors in printing which could be eliminated in the next edition: On page 40, the legend for figure 17 should read "6.4 mm. Al" instead of "3.2 mm. Al," and on page 42 the last line should read "1.38 AU."

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