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December 18, 1937

Textbook of Diagnostic Roentgenology

JAMA. 1937;109(25):2092. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780510066028

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The increasing utilization of the roentgen rays for diagnosis has brought about a need for more treatises on the subject. This book tends to fill the hiatus which exists between the small textbook for students and the large, detailed volume for the roentgenologist. There are three distinct classes of readers whose needs must be met: the undergraduate student, the general practitioner and the specialist in roentgen diagnosis. In a book of this size covering a subject whose scope is so broad, it is extremely difficult to satisfy all these groups. In this volume the student is given insufficiently exact descriptions of x-ray signs and differential diagnostic features. There is a glaring deficiency in the omission of any discussion of the indications for roentgen examination and of the relative value of the method. For the specialist in this field the treatment is too brief to be of great value. For the

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