General Practice and X-rays


    IN view of the great advance which has occurred in radiography and radiotherapy during the past ten years, the author is justified in her contention that the time has come to present to medical practitioners a general survey of the subject in order to enable them to gain a full appreciation of the value of X-rays in diagnosis and treatment. The author divides medical practitioners into three groups: (1) Those who look upon X-rays as something of a scientific plaything; (2) those who rely upon radiology to establish a diagnosis instead of making a careful physical examination; (3) those who recognise in the new science a powerful help in the daily fight against disease, to be applied after a thorough physical examination has been made, when it may be of the greatest use in establishing a diagnosis or in treatment.

    General Practice and X-rays.

    Alice V. Knox. With chapters on the production of X-rays and instrumentation by Dr. R. Knox. (The Edinburgh Medical Series.) Pp. xiv + 214 + xxxii plates. (London: A. and C. Black, Ltd., 1921.) 15s. net.

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    General Practice and X-rays . Nature 107, 454 (1921).

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