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October 24, 1931

Radiologische Praktika.

JAMA. 1931;97(17):1251. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730170063050

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This volume, which is one of a series of radiologic handbooks, is an excellent summary of present knowledge concerning the roentgen diagnosis of gallbladder disease. The authors divide the book into two parts, the first of which deals with our knowledge of gallbladder disease before the era of cholecystography. The latter part concerns cholecystography. It is interesting that the authors devote only 4½ pages to the discussion of the roentgen diagnosis before the era of cholecystography, as compared with 128 pages devoted to cholecystography. There is also a short discussion of the physiology and the anatomy of the gallbladder. The illustrations are excellent and the book can be recommended as a satisfactory presentation of modern conceptions of the roentgen diagnosis of gallbladder disease. There is an extensive bibliography and the authors are thoroughly acquainted with the American literature, from the first article by Graham and Cole on cholecystography down through

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