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September 1947

X-rays and Radium in the Treatment of Diseases of the Skin

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(3):406. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520090128017

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The fourth edition of this textbook maintains the high standard of excellence established by its predecessors. It is a most useful product of the many years of research and experience of its two authors in the treatment of diseases of the skin with roentgen ray and radium.

In the third edition a number of collaborators contributed to and helped revise the individual chapters. This is not so in the present edition, but much of the material which was added by these collaborators has been retained. The book has been made more compact and, in the opinion of the reviewer, more readable by the elimination of some material, such as the chapter on roentgen ray spectroscopy. This subject, according to the authors, defies simplification and has a limited field of usefulness to the average dermatologist.

The arrangement of material is essentially the same as in previous editions, progressing from the historical

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