A new tube has been devised for the application of the X-ray. This tube is held directly against the skin, the rays are concentrated, and are applied only to the diseased part. It is claimed that this method does away almost entirely with dermatitis, which has become so serious an objection to the use of an X-ray. The tube was devised by Geyser of New York, who has treated, he claims, over 5000 cases with it in two and one-half years, without a single case of dermatitis.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.