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July 1925

UNRESOLVED PNEUMONIA IN CHILDREN: TREATMENT WITH ROENTGEN RAY

Am J Dis Child. 1925;30(1):57-71. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1925.01920130063011
Abstract

In a condition so serious as unresolved pneumonia, one is always on the alert for some newer form of treatment that will be of benefit. In the fall of 1923, a baby with an undiagnosed lung condition was examined under the fluoroscope. The mild dose of roentgen ray given to the child was apparently a factor in the resolution of pneumonia which was present. The child had been ill for several weeks and had shown no improvement previous to this examination. Twenty-four hours later signs of resolution had begun and recovery was not long delayed.

In consulting the literature for a period of ten years, it was found that there was only one report of the use of roentgen ray in the treatment of a series of cases of unresolved pneumonia. This covered twelve cases of chronic chest conditions reported by A. J. and W. A. Quimby,1 in which

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