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January 20, 1940

Röntgendiagnostik der Wirbelsäule

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Von Dr. B. Simons, Dozent für Chirurgie und Orthopädie, Oberarzt der chirurgischen Universitäts-Klinik, Jena. Paper. Price, 24 marks. Pp. 262, with 207 illustrations. Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(3):279. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810030079041

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This monograph includes descriptions and illustrations on the growth and development of the vertebrae. The relation of the intervertebral disks to adolescent kyphosis is discussed and anomalies and variations of position, shape and size are shown. The x-ray appearances of abnormal growth and development are shown and the interpretation of vertebral tumors, diseases and deformities are discussed and illustrated. The author describes the lesions of tuberculosis, pyogenic infections and arthritis as well as osteoporosis, osteitis deformans and chondrodystrophy. Some of the illustrations of Schmorl and Junghanns are well shown. The reproductions of the roentgenograms, photographs and pathologic material are beautiful. Disturbances of growth and development are well illustrated, also cervical ribs, spina bifida, anomalies of the articular facets, fifth lumbar vertebrae, calcification of the iliolumbar ligaments, rachischisis, neoplasms and almost every pathologic lesion that occurs in the vertebrae. There is an extensive bibliography. This fine monograph should be of teaching

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