March 8, 1965

Fundamentals of Roentgenology

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By Lucy Frank Squire. 363 pp, with illustrations, drawings, and diagrams by Francis deL. Cunningham. Jr. $12.50. Published for Commonwealth Fund, by Harvard University Press, Cambridge 38, Mass, 1964

JAMA. 1965;191(10):870. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080100088040

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Radiology is an important extra dimension in medicine, complementing all aspects of medicalschool training from anatomy to physical diagnosis, pathology, medicine, and surgery. It is a specialty which explores and illuminates details of the patient's problems in terms of "shadows" on the roentgenogram, relating these shadows with pathology.

Dr. Lucy Frank Squire has produced a book which is not a reference work, but a manual for teaching young physicians how to look at roentgenograms. In a field that has become increasingly more useful and more complex, it is the best work available for medical students as well as interns and residents. The book is eminently successful in conveying an understanding of radiographs and in developing skill in their interpretation.

The text, beautifully illustrated, provides a basic system for dealing with x-ray films and the problems of radiology. In 16 chapters it covers the basic concepts in the diagnostic applications of

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