Physikalische Beiträge zur Radium-emanations-therapie

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    IT is commonly supposed that thermal waters possessing radioactive emanations exert therapeutic action due to the emanations, but definite data concerning this are difficult to find. The authors of the two papers contained in this memoir give the results of investigations on the entrance into the body of the radioactive emanations of the Gastein thermal waters by bathing, by drinking, and by breathing air containing them. By drinking and by breathing, the emanations rapidly enter the blood, but are quickly eliminated, though it is questionable if the emanations can enter through the skin by bathing. Quantitative data are given of the amount of the emanations found in the blood and of the rates of accumulation and elimination of the emanations.

    Physikalische Beiträge zur Radium-emanations-therapie.

    Heinrich Mache Stefan Meyer. (Abhandlungen aus dem Gesamtgebiete der Hygiene, herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. R. Grass berger, Heft 5.) Pp. 32. (Leipzig und Wien: Franz Deuticke, 1929.) 2.40 gold marks.

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