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By Gian Franco Baronzio M.D., E. Dieter Hager M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. (auth.)

Following an introductory assessment, Hyperthermia In melanoma therapy: A Primer comprehensively describes the organic purposes for associating hyperthermia with radiation and chemotherapy and the organic and scientific results of hyperthermia on cancerous and common tissues. The volume’s 20 chapters are prepared in 3 significant elements: actual and methodological stories, biologic ideas, and medical stories.

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Magnetic field and Faraday law in itself is not the best instrument to understand this interaction even in differential form. For this purpose the electromagnetic field may be represented by a more intuitive vector field called vector potential A. This field is usually introduced as the field that can be thought to generate the magnetic field B (B = rot(A)) but with the limitation that, being A a potential, it is not completely defined. This introduction is awkward and confuses the simple nature of A.

We need interdisciplinary scientific analyses and hypotheses to go ahead with the topic. The state of oncological hyperthermia today is similar to that of radiology at its infancy. When ionizing radiation was first discovered, many hypothesized its usefulness in oncology, yet its exact techniques, dose, contraindications, limits, and the conditions of optimal treatment were determined only several decades later. This is a natural process: every beginning shows these "symptoms". However, the baby normally has to leave behind the teething-brash after a definite period.

A) Represents in arbitrary units the modulus of the field A due to a constant current flowing in a coil of shape (B). Along the segment joining the two straight parts of the circuit the field is high and "collimated". As a consequence two wires that are seen from P under the same angle have the same influence if the current i is the same (and the wire are parallel). On the contrary if the currents have equal intensity but opposite sense the total eff^ect of the two wires is zero at the point. Obviously currents are "closed" so coils are to be designed considering the complete and closed circuit of currents (and in principle also 3E/3t currents if charges accumulate generating an electric field from bare charges).

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