Radium Volume 7-12

Radium Volume 7-12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...and various forms of arthritis or rheumatism, so called, which we commonly know to incapacitate so many men in early years are now held as curable or controllable to a large degree by radium-therapy, properly administered. Innumerable are the channels of hopeful therapy that follow the administration of the emanation of radium in cases evidencing faulty cell activity and circulatory changes. Let this suffice as a general classification for the more common indications for the use of radium in its various forms and from such a theme, let us make our deductions as to the medicolegal aspects resultant from the use of radium. When radium is applied locally we look forward to certain anatomical and physical changes. If the type of the mass and the character of its cell structure are thoroughlv understood we will hope to see its activity of growth checked, the tumor being decreased in size, either without any apparent breaking down of its structure or by degeneration of the mass and a general sloughing off of its substance. Under successful treatments the classic result shows a disappearance of the growth entirelv. Where such results are not to be obtained due to the uncontrollable activity of the cancer cell we may be justified in answering that as yet th--re is little to hope for in the way of promised cure, but we may annly radium in such a case, because of our definite knowledge that radium will largely control the hemorrhage, reduce the odor, hold in check the symptoms of pain, modifv to a large extent the active congestion present, and restore to the patient hone. These briefly are the possibilities for local application. The medicolegal aspects of such treatment will depend on two general classifications, the ability of the surgeon in...show more

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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 626g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236546121
  • 9781236546128