Medicine: X-Ray Filter

"XRay Filter"

In return for the slight cancer relief they have effected, for the innumerable swallowed forks, wandering needles, fractured bones, molar cavities they have located, Röntgen or X-rays have levied heavy toll on the flesh of Science. Last week, the press carried accounts of Dr. Frederick H. Baetjer, Professor of Röntgenology at Johns Hopkins University, who has undergone 52 digi- tal amputations in 16 years as the result of continuous work with X-rays. Burns from malignant constituents of the rays induce a disintegration of the tissues called radiodermitis. Dr. Baetjer's sacrifices to...

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