June 1938

Textbook of Diagnostic Roentgenology.

Author Affiliations

By Lewis J. Friedman, M.D., Director, Roentgen-Ray Department of the Bellevue Hospital. Price, $10. Pp. 623, with 638 illustrations. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc., 1937.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;61(6):1013. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180110168012

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This book consists of thirty-four chapters, which are divided among six clearly demarcated sections. In the first section the author considers certain of the fundamental principles of the physics of the roentgen ray, describes the technic of fluoroscopy and outlines standard methods for obtaining satisfactory roentgenograms. The succeeding sections of the volume are devoted, respectively, to the roentgenographic aspects of diseases of the osseous system, the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, the alimentary tract and the genito-urinary tract, including in the latter field diseases of the uterus, adnexa and female pelvis and roentgenographic pelvimetry.

The bock as a whole contains a wealth of sound and practical information. For the most part the descriptions of the various subjects under discussion are clear, and the illustrations are adequate; a few illustrations, to be sure, are poorly reproduced. There are occasional line drawings which are well described. There are concise, well written summaries

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