April 1941

The Head and Neck in Roentgen Diagnosis.

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By Henry K. Pancoast, M.D., Eugene P. Pendergrass, M.D., and J. Parsons Schaeffer, M.D., Ph.D. Price, $12.50. Pp. 902, with 1,251 plates. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1940.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;67(4):890-891. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200040183014

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In 902 pages of text with a complete bibliography, the authors have written a book which should be of extreme interest not only to the roentgenologist but to the orthopedist, the otolaryngologist, the neurologist and the surgeon. It is one of few books written on this subject and, therefore, a great contribution to medical literature.

The first chapter covers the anatomy of the skull as well as anatomic variations and anomalies. The second chapter should appeal to surgeons, especially those treating head injuries. The subject is covered in detail from a diagnostic standpoint. The technical factors and procedures necessary for good roentgenograms are ably presented and illustrated throughout the book.

In the preface, the authors have stated that modern medical roentgenology cannot merely be concerned with the purely technical aspects of the subject, but must variously be correlated and integrated with certain aspects of fundamental and variational morphology, function, pathology

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