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The Röntgen rays in medical work (1899) (14753755461)

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Title: The Röntgen rays in medical work

Year: 1899 (1890s)

Authors: Walsh, David

Subjects: X-rays Radiography X-Rays Radiography

Publisher: London : Baillière, Tindall and Cox

Contributing Library: Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine

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if this interesting phenomenon is quite so easilyexplained, for warmth, pressure, and electrical action might beone or all involved. In the foregoing case the patient, as already stated, was onhis belly, so that the stone, which lay loose in the bladder, wasbrought near the plate. The rays were then passed obliquelythrough the lower outlet of the pelvis, so as to fall obliquely onthe recording surface, the tube being placed below the buttocks.In children, and also in suitable cases in adults, a good result canbe obtained by placing the focus tube close to the sacrum, withthe patient on his face, and taking the photograph through thepelvis. It seems tolerably certain, then, in the light of what has beenalready done in this important branch of surgery, that thedemonstration of all internal calculi of any size in the adultwill sooner or later be within the power of the Eontgen rayoperator. At present it is difficult or impossible to obtain any* British Medical Journal, October 16, 1897.

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MEDICAL AND SURGICAL APPLICATIONS 123 satisfactory results in the case of stout persons, and the operatorwho undertakes such cases must be prepared for disappoint-ment. II. BONES (a) General Remarks The following experiment was devised by the author with aview of ascertaining to what particular element of bone theEontgen ray shadow of bone was due. Three small bones weretaken from just above the hoof of a sheep; the first was leftin its natural condition, the second decalcified by soaking for

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