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Young Newark Radiologist Sails to Address World Convention

July 2, 1934
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A rare honor was accorded Dr. Milton Friedman, 30, who sailed today to address the International Congress of Radiology as representative of the Cancer Clinic of Bellevue Hospital, New York. The address will be based on deductions made during research work in cancer treatment at the local Beth Israel Hopital, City Hospital, Bellevue and other institutions.

He is director of the radiation therapy department of Beth Israel, research fellow in the service of Dr. Ira Kaplan of Bellevue, as well as consulting radio-therapist of Sydenham Hospital and the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York.

In his researches Dr. Friedman has used the high voltage deep x-ray therapy machine, a $350,000 radium pack lent to Bellevue by the Belgian government, and a new method devised by him.

In this treatment small radium packs containing 100 milligrams are strapped to each side of the face and left in place for one month. Early results indicated unusual success with these packs, according to reports. The fact that only small quantities are needed in the packs makes the radium available to clinics throughout the world which do not have the millions of dollars necessary to procure large radium packs.

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