April 17, 1972

Exercises in Diagnostic Radiology

Author Affiliations

Public Health Service Hospital Seattle


vol 3: Bone, by Lucy F. Squire, William M. Colaiace, and Natalie Strutynsky, 85 pp, 170 illus, paper, $4.95, Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Co., 1972.

JAMA. 1972;220(3):425. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03200030083042

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This book on bone is the third in a series of paperbacks designed specifically with medical students in mind. As with the senior author's previous works (with the able assistance of the coauthors), the subject material is presented in an easy-to-read style. The radiographs are of good quality and well reproduced so that the critical features are easily recognized. These are combined with an excellent logical approach to the subject of bone disease. The authors have included a large number of normal radiographs for comparison with the pathological areas.

The subject material is presented in groups of progressively more difficult problems, related by symptoms or roentgen appearances. With the help of appropriate clinical data which often includes subtle diagnostic clues plus the previously learned approach to the film, a reasonable diagnosis may be reached. A brief discussion of the disease state is then given, so a clinical correlation is maintained