October 1940

Roentgen Technique.

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By Clyde McNeill, M.D. Price, $5. Pp. 315, with 267 illustrations. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1939.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;66(4):1007-1008. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190160226013

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As is mentioned in the foreword, the book deals chiefly with the ways of exhibiting anatomic structure roentgenographically. This implies, of course, that roentgenographic interpretation must be given due consideration if the technical problem of roentgenography is approached intelligently. Essentially Dr. McNeill's book is a complete atlas of the positions used in roentgenographic procedures. Each procedure is illustrated with a halftone reproduction of a photograph showing the position of the anatomic structure under discussion in respect to the roentgen tube and the roentgenogram, and in most instances a line drawing of the roentgenogram thus produced is substituted for the roentgenogram. A short description of each procedure accompanies the illustrations.

The book is well constructed in all respects. The index is adequate and the bibliography as extensive as the subject matter demands.

Much interesting and practical material has been collected here. It is probable that Dr. McNeill's book will prove to

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