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March 20, 1937

Roentgen Interpretation: A Manual for Students and Practitioners

JAMA. 1937;108(12):999. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780120069028

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The fact that this manual could attain its fifth edition gives sufficient evidence of its value. It is a standard work of American x-ray literature. Written for students and Practitioners, the volume is nevertheless of interest for the specialist too, because it is founded on the basis of the authors' wide experience and is not merely compiled from the bibliography. Hence the book gives the vivid impression of a personal, clinical study and not that of a laboratory guide. The language is short and clear. The illustrations, except for a few reprinted from former editions, are excellent. The short remarks about the clinical values of roentgenologic examinations, whether positive or negative, are valuable. The chapter concerning the spine is particularly good. A few remarks may be too subjective for a student's manual. One cannot agree that "triangular areas of filmy density are the earliest evidence" of a tuberculous involvement of

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