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November 6, 1943

Roentgenographic Technique: A Manual for Physicians, Students and Technicians

JAMA. 1943;123(10):663. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840450065034

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In the preface to this useful manual on x-ray technic it is stressed that "the needs of x-ray technicians, medical students and physicians doing some roentgenographic work for themselves have been particularly kept in mind." Having thus clearly indicated the scope of the volume, the author proceeds to cover it quite adequately. In common with many textbooks of its kind, it appears to devote a little more space to physics than is necessary. The dark room layout illustrated on page 99 seems more cramped than it should be. In the sections dealing with x-ray examination of the extremities greater prominence should be given to the use of cardboard holders. The loss of fine detail and of adequate soft tissue rendition (inevitable when intensifying screens are used) can be partly avoided by the proper use of such film holders. Most of the illustrations in the text show the use of a

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