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THE TREATMENT OF ACNE VULGARIS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ROENTGEN RAYS

THE TREATMENT OF ACNE VULGARIS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ROENTGEN RAYS This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.—I wish to draw your attention to a conclusion drawn by the abstracter of my article entitled "The Treatment of Acne Vulgaris with Special Reference to X-Rays'' which appeared in the Medical Journal of Australia (2:656 [Nov. 9] 1935). He stated in the Archives (34:500 [Sept.] 1936) that I ascribed the good results I obtained to the fact that "standardization was checked by three dosimeters, and the cutaneous tolerance of most of the patients was tested before treatment was given." I ascribed the good results not to these factors but to the fact that I did not allow for the extra 20 per cent to 25 per cent of the dose due to secondary radiation which is to be taken into consideration when large areas like the face or the back are treated. Consequently in delivering eight weekly one-fourth erythema doses as measured by the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology American Medical Association

THE TREATMENT OF ACNE VULGARIS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ROENTGEN RAYS

THE TREATMENT OF ACNE VULGARIS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ROENTGEN RAYS

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.—I wish to draw your attention to a conclusion drawn by the abstracter of my article entitled "The Treatment of Acne Vulgaris with Special Reference to X-Rays'' which appeared in the Medical Journal of Australia (2:656 [Nov. 9] 1935). He stated in the Archives (34:500 [Sept.] 1936) that I ascribed the good results I...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1937 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0096-6029
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1937.01470200094017
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.—I wish to draw your attention to a conclusion drawn by the abstracter of my article entitled "The Treatment of Acne Vulgaris with Special Reference to X-Rays'' which appeared in the Medical Journal of Australia (2:656 [Nov. 9] 1935). He stated in the Archives (34:500 [Sept.] 1936) that I ascribed the good results I obtained to the fact that "standardization was checked by three dosimeters, and the cutaneous tolerance of most of the patients was tested before treatment was given." I ascribed the good results not to these factors but to the fact that I did not allow for the extra 20 per cent to 25 per cent of the dose due to secondary radiation which is to be taken into consideration when large areas like the face or the back are treated. Consequently in delivering eight weekly one-fourth erythema doses as measured by the

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Archives of Dermatology and SyphilologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1937

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