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December 17, 1955

Röntgendiagnostik im Kindesalter

JAMA. 1955;159(16):1578. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960330078028

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This is the largest and best illustrated book on the diagnostic use of x-rays in pediatrics that has appeared in the German language; yet the authors modestly term it a brief summary. They have presented a mine of information set forth in an orderly manner and admirably suited for a manual or textbook. The consideration of the various systems is well balanced. The discussion on congenital heart disease is adequate and timely. Angiocardiography, cerebral angiography, bronchography, encephalography, and cardiac catheterization are all given due attention in relation to their application in pediatric examinations. The section on bronchography includes an especially helpful discussion of dosage of the various medicaments involved in relation to the age and weight of the child. The authors do not share the growing opinion that thymic hypertrophy is relatively unimportant. The printing and binding of this volume are excellent; especially good is the reproduction of the roentgenograms,

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