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July 4, 1980

Current Radiology

Author Affiliations

Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center Chicago

JAMA. 1980;244(1):83. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03310010063039

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Ever-increasing new developments in medicine make it a challenge to keep pace, and few, if any, physicians profess themselves to be satisfied with their ability to do so. Current Radiology addresses itself to this problem in a sensible manner. It is not intended to provide an exhausting review of the literature. Rather, a group of knowledgeable people summarize and comment on what they consider to have been important works published in the medical journals within the year.

Although the contributors differ in style and in approach, it is evident that the editors have taken pains to see that chapters are consistently well organized. It is easy to open the book and locate quickly a specific entity. Most of the reviewers write in a slightly informal style, which makes the reading easy and rather entertaining. Of course, because of the necessity to be selective, the author's own interests and prejudices admittedly