The Use of the Rontgen Ray by the Medical Department of the United States Army in the War with Spain (1898)
by Borden, W.C.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1900. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair. 9" x 11", 98 pp + 38 leaves of plates, with an additional 26 figures in the text. Original black cloth, signficantly soiled and rubbed. First page of introduction detached (but present), rest of first gathering loosening, dampstain to last 30 pages or so. A serviceable reference copy "The Official Report to the U.S. Army Surgeon General on the use of the newly developed roentgen apparatus, now known as the X-ray. Borden describes the actual use of the equipment, includes numerous fascinating plates of actual X-rays, discusses the extent of the injuries, and, in some cases, their treatment and outcome" (Venzon, America's War with Spain, 747). Borden argued that the use of X-rays made manual probing of bullet wounds unnecessary and thus reduced the risk of infection or further trauma to the wound, and he also argued for their use in managing fractures. Oversized: shipping cost will be more than standard for priority or international orders.
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