Abstract

The effects of ionizing radiation on the skin became apparent quickly and radiation-induced dermatitis, epilation, and pigmentation first led to recognition of the biological effects of these rays. Some workers early on tried soft x rays in an effort to prevent severe sequelae, but the idea of using soft x rays in treating skin conditions lay dormant until 1923, when Gustav Bucky succeeded in devising an apparatus that produced ultrasoft x rays.1 Since he believed that the biological effects of these rays resembled those of conventional x rays in some ways and those of ultraviolet rays in others, Bucky called the new rays grenz rays. The name “grenz” means “border” in German.

Keywords

Nickel Filtration Corticosteroid Oncol Psoriasis 

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