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Article
May 1945

ROENTGEN RAY THERAPY OF MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the Dermatologic Clinic of the Mount Sinai Hospital.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;51(5):307-308. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510230017003

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Abstract

For many years, it has been recognized that the roentgen rays are the primary means of control in mycosis fungoides. The effects of these rays on other lymphoblastomas as well as on hemopoietic tissue in general are too well known to merit comment in this paper. To physicians who see examples of this disease, the question frequently arises as to what constitutes proper roentgen ray therapy. This problem involves a number of factors, including the proper stage for the initiation of therapy, the dosage to be administered, the quality of the incident beam and the effects on other tissues of the body. We feel that the presentation and discussion of the unusual case described in this paper will clarify some of these pertinent problems in the use of roentgen rays in dermatologic therapy.

REPORT OF A CASE

History.—N. W., a white woman 29 years old, was

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