As the science of the practice of medicine has progressed, new discoveries have brought out newer methods of diagnosis and treatment. With the discovery of x-rays by Professor Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895, an entirely new field was opened. The growth of this new field of medical radiology has been unusually rapid and of great importance. Radiology embraces the use of x-rays, radium, and other radioactive substances. Roentgenology is a division of radiology in that it is limited to the use of the Roentgen rays or x-rays, and medical roentgenology may be termed as the use of x-rays for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, deformities and infirmities.
Samuel W. Donaldson,
MEDICAL FACTS THAT CAN AND CANNOT BE PROVED BY X-RAY: HISTORICAL REVIEW AND PRESENT POSSIBILITIES,
Mich. L. Rev.
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