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July 1957

A Method of Exhibiting Lantern Slides on X-Ray View Boxes

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn.

AMA Arch Derm. 1957;76(1):107-109. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550190111024

We wish to report a simple and inexpensive method of exhibiting a group of colored lantern slides by use of standard x-ray view boxes. Regular lantern slides (3¼ by 4 in.) are mounted on cardboard and placed on an illuminated x-ray view box. This type of exhibit has the advantages of flexibility and mobility, being especially suitable for smaller meetings in contrast to the big permanent type of exhibits used for larger general meetings.


Standard x-ray view boxes have a lighted glass area measuring 14 by 17 in.* The view box may be placed upright or on its side as desired, with the face in either instance slanted backward and propped or steadied as necessary by the use of books, wooden slide boxes, or any other material available. When the view box is tilted or slanted and placed on a table, the exhibit can be viewed

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