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February 1997

Dermatitis, etc., from X-rays

Arch Dermatol. 1997;133(2):159. doi:10.1001/archderm.1997.03890380029004

Dr. Elliot said he had recently learned some interesting facts regarding the effects of the X-rays. At an exhibition of the rays, two boys were engaged to pose, and every day a dozen or more séances were given, during which the X-rays were thrown upon them so as to show the ribs and sternum. After a duration of two or three weeks, the skin covering the area which had been exposed to the rays became superficially sphacelated, the lesions being similar to those produced by a burn. They readily healed by granulation under simple treatment.

J Cutan Genito-Urin Dis.

February 1897;15:89.