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Mechanism of the Action of X-Rays on Living Tissues

Nature volume 130, page 436 (17 September 1932) | Download Citation

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CHEMICAILY, nothing definite has been known on the action of X-rays. This lack of knowledge has led to their use where the benefits of X-irradiation are problematic. X-ray dosages, too, must be set empirically owing to inability to measure in any way their immediate effect on the cells. Even after waiting a week or ten days, only the gross effects can be determined.

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    • V. EVERETT KINSEY

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