February 1948

The Chest: A Handbook of Roentgen Diagnosis.

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By Leo G. Rigler, M.D. Price, $6.50. Pp. 352. Chicago: The Year Book Publishers, Inc., 1946.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1948;81(2):247-248. doi:10.1001/archinte.1948.00220200135023

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The Year Book Publishers have embarked on the manufacture of a series of short handbooks dealing with roentgenologic diagnosis. This particular volume, which is listed as second in the group, considers the chest.

The author believes that the atlas method of presentation is peculiarly fitted for consideration of the thorax. He approaches the subject by an introduction which deals chiefly with methodology. Next he considers the normal chest. Finally, he takes up the various abnormal conditions which occur within the cavity of the chest. He writes clearly, so that his various descriptions are concise. Chief emphasis, however, is laid on radiologic findings. A great many roentgenograms are handsomely reproduced, and each is so clearly marked that any student can easily see exactly what he should look for. The contents are well balanced; rare conditions receive but little space, while tuberculosis and malignant disease are given adequate discussion.

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