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February 1946

EXAMPLE OF NEED FOR DERMATOLOGIC PUBLICITY OF DEVELOPMENTS IN RADIOLOGIC PHYSICS

Author Affiliations

Ch.M. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA; PASADENA, CALIF.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;53(2):115-118. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510310039005

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Abstract

DERMATOLOGISTS throughout the world should profit from the discussion prompted by Dr. C. E. Eddy's article in the April 1944 number of the Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology on "Calibration of X-Ray Equipment for Superficial Therapy," in which he criticizes certain statements we made in our paper on "Threshold Erythema Dose of Roentgen Rays" published in this same journal in March 1942.

We stated that one of us (Belisario) had purchased a Victoreen dosimeter in the United States, and that it had been calibrated at the factory, again in Los Angeles and finally in Sydney, and that all comparisons agreed within a few per cent. We stated that "apparently for the first time a direct check of the dosage in Australia was obtainable for comparison with that employed in the United States, at least as far as the physical measurements are concerned," and that the conclusions of

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