Radium Volume 15

Radium Volume 15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...Such is the best treatment for all conditions now by making an external opening for the insertion of the radium, and the men who are doing the best work today are using this semi-surgical method. Get the radium to a malignant cell and it will do the rest. So would the roentgen ray if it could be handled with as much ease, and we could get enough to the malignant cell without burning the superimposed tissues. This can be accomplished very well with the radium applicator as it only requires a small opening down to the parts, the radium can be put in and left there for hours or days and the doctor can go on with his other work, leaving the little miracle worker busy at its job, until the work is done. There is no expensive apparatus running all the time, and no necessity for an eagle eye on the case every minute of the time to see that no harm comes to the patient." "The title of this paper is rather a misnomer, for you really cannot compare the actions of the roentgen and radium rays. We get the alpha, beta and gamma rays from each, they can both be filtered the same way so as to obtain just the action we desire, but from what I have said above it becomes readily apparent what the indications are for the use of either energy. You can get just as soft a ray from the Crookes' tube as you can from radium, but this same degree of softness would be back at the target of the tube rather than at the glass bulb, and even were it at the circumference of the bulb, it could not be applied with any such nicety to many lesions where radium is now used so conveniently and the measurement of dosage could not be nearly as accurate, for it is well known that the soft roentgen rays cannot be measured with the same accuracy and consequent safety as...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123692777X
  • 9781236927774