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The subjects discussed in this book are physics, circuits, physical factors, filtered x-ray technic, biology, low-voltage therapy, specific methods of x-ray therapy, contact therapy, Grenz rays, cathode rays, radium, and radioisotopes.
This is a fair summary of dermatologic radiotherapy. In general terms it can be said that this has the characteristics of many works in dermatologic radiotherapy—it is based on empirical procedures disregarding the requirements of modern radiotherapy in radiobiology, dosimetry, and technics.
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X-ray and Radium in Dermatology.. Ann Intern Med. ;51:1435. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-6-1435_1
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