Roentgen Treatment of Infections

(1942) “Much has been well written about the x-ray treatment of skin diseases and the same may be said for the neoplastic diseases, but no text has been written in this country with special attention to x-ray treatment of the infections”. – Kelly and Dowell

Preface

Table of Contents

Part  I.   X-RAY Physics and Fundamentals

Page
I.       X-Rays and The Electromagnetic Spectrum ……………………..19
II.     Roentgen Dosage ………………………………………………………………25
III.     Dosage Factors ………………………………………………………………..42
Bibliography ……………………………………………………………………………..63

Part  II.  General Considerations

IV.     Early Studies of Roentgen Therapy ………………………………….67
V.     Present Use of Roentgen Rays in Medicine ………………………..72
VI.     Clinical Features of X-Ray Therapy of Infections……………..82
VII.     The Evolution of the Mobile Therapy Apparatus…………….93
VIII.     Advantages of X-Rays for Military Use ………………………101
Bibliography ……………………………………………………………………………105

Part  III.   Clinical—Gas Bacillus Infection

IX.     History and Classification ………………………………………………109
X.     Diagnosis of Gas Bacillus Infection …………………………………..130
XI.     Mortality ……………………………………………………………………….140
XII.     History of Treatment of Gas Bacillus Infection with X-Rays…………………………………………………………………………………….155
XIII.     Surgical Treatment of Gas Bacillus Infection……………….163
XIV.     Use of Serum and X-Rays in Gas Bacillus Infection………185
XV.     X-Ray Prophylaxis of Gas Bacillus Infection…………………..196
XVI.     X-Ray Technic for Treatment of Gas Bacillus Infection..216
Bibliography ……………………………………………………………………………235

Part  IV.   Clinical—Abdominal Infections

XVII.     Peritonitis ………………………………………………………………….239
XVIII.     Acute Conditions in the Abdomen …………………………….277
Bibliography ……………………………………………………………………………299

Part  V.   Clinical—Miscellaneous Infections

XIX.     Superficial and Other Infections ………………………………….303
XX.     Parotitis and Mastoiditis ……………………………………………….332
XXI.     Pneumonia ………………………………………………………………….346
Bibliography ……………………………………………………………………………421

Part  VI.   Contraindications To X-Ray Therapy; Review of the Literature

XXII.     Contraindications ……………………………………………………….381
Appendix—Review of the Literature ………………………………………403
List of Contributors …………………………………………………………………418
Bibliography ……………………………………………………………………………420
INDEX   …………………………………………………………………………………..423

James F. Kelly and D. Arnold Dowell, The Year Book Publishers, Inc., 1942

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