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March 6, 1954

Roentgen-Diagnostics. Volume III: Thorax

JAMA. 1954;154(10):878. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940440076035

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This book maintains the high standard of the first two volumes of the series. The many excellent roentgenograms help to make this volume one of the most valuable as well as voluminous contributions to roentgenologic diagnosis published in this country. The first 68 pages are devoted to a study of the normal roentgenologic appearance of the lungs. The greater portion of the volume covers thoroughly the diseases involving the thoracic contents, diaphragm, and pleura. The final section covers diseases and malformations of the heart and great vessels. All of the diseases and abnormalities are adequately shown in the illustrations. Line drawings are frequently employed to clarify changes that cannot be clearly demonstrated on the reduced reproduction.

A valuable feature of this work is the extensive bibliography, which covers all of the important and recent work in the field. The book itself is beautifully produced with clear and readable type and

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