There are only five cases, to be sure, but they were all suppurative and two of them might rightfully be considered desperate. One is put down as a failure, although even here there was a slight temporary improvement. Two of the others were very markedly improved, while the two "desperate" cases were practically saved from amputation—one being a knee, the other an elbow.
The character of the cases treated and the results obtained makes me feel that the X-ray may be of the very greatest assistance many times, even when the tubercular process proves extremely obstinate to all methods.
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