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May 3, 1947

A Manual of Tomography

JAMA. 1947;134(1):110. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880180112033

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This is described as a summary of the author's seven years' experience with linear tomography. After a rather brief introduction the writer deals with tomography in the chest, spine, skull, larynx and miscellaneous anatomic regions. There is then a fairly long chapter on technic, a list of references and an index. As is customary with studies of a special nature, the author overextends himself in an attempt to demonstrate the usefulness of the method. For example, figures 3, 6 and 7 are reproductions of films alleged to show merely a "suggestion" of pulmonary cavity, while the respective succeeding illustrations are tomograms "revealing" clear demonstration of cavity. We believe that an experienced interpreter would not have needed body section films in these particular cases in order to diagnose cavity.

Figure 84 is an illustration of ankylosed sacroiliac joints and 84-a is a tomogram of the same case; we do not believe

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