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An extensive review of the world literature on pediatric roentgenology was published in German by Reyher in 1908. Rotch of Harvard in 1910 published "The Roentgen Rays in Pediatrics," the first book in any language devoted exclusively to pediatric x-ray diagnosis. Two years later, 1912, saw the publication of Reyher's book on roentgen methods in pediatrics, and later textbooks by Gralke, by Becker and by Engel and Schall; but apparently no other book on pediatric roentgen diagnosis has been published in English during the thirty-five years which have passed since Rotch's publication in 1910. So Dr. Caffey estimated that the time was ripe for a new book on pediatric x-ray diagnosis. The volume is a satisfactory culmination of the author's hopes to elaborate the roentgen conferences held monthly at the Babies Hospital in New York City during the last twenty years. The work is complete—from skull to toes— and not
Pediatric X-Ray Diagnosis:.A Textbook for Students and Practitioners of Pediatrics, Surgery & Radiology. JAMA. 1946;131(11):948. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870280074026