Medicine: Exit the Birthmark

Among the notable advances in Roentgenology made public at the annual meeting of the American Radiological Society in San Francisco is the eradication of birthmarks through the application of radium. Dr. Lawrence R. Taussig, of the University of California, has used radium rays successfully for this purpose, and has even eliminated the dark red "strawberry" blotches so disfiguring to the face.

Dr. Lars Edling, Swedish radiologist, conceded that in many phases of radiological progress, notably in the production of high-voltage deep- therapy apparatus, America leads the world.


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