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Doctor Bleich has succeeded admirably in his effort to present, in the layman's language, a concise, yet comprehensive, discussion of the roentgen ray—its uses and misuses—its capacity to help and to harm mankind. His book is a completely non-technical presentation and is primarily concerned with the diagnostic and therapeutic uses of ionizing radiation in modern medical practice. It also considers, however, the role of X rays in industry for non-destructive testing; in basic physical sciences, notably in crystallography; and in certain less common but more exciting areas, such as the detection of fraudulent works of art and smugglers.
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The Story of X-Rays from Roentgen to Isotopes.. Ann Intern Med. 1962;56:534. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-3-534
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(3):534.
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