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ROENTGEN THERAPY OF SOME INFECTIONS

FRED M. HODGES, M.D.; R. A. BERGER, M.D.
JAMA. 1936;107(19):1551-1555. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770450035009.
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It is our intention to present this paper not as a statistical analysis of a group of infections but as the report of accomplishments and conclusions obtained through seventeen years of experience and observations in the management of various infections.1 It is hoped that this will bring before the medical profession and emphasize again that irradiation offers a potent ally for proficient and competent treatment in certain infectious states.

A survey of the literature relating to infections and irradiation may be found dated within six years after the discovery of x-rays by Roentgen. In the past twenty-three years numerous writings voice the opinions, theories and enthusiasms of writers both on this continent and abroad. Yet, with a firm theoretical basis and an absence of empiricism, one finds the use of roentgen rays sadly lacking in cases in which they might be of considerable benefit to the afflicted. Careful analysis

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