By Isadore Meschan, M.D. Price, $20. Pp. 1058, with many illustrations. W. B. Saunders Company, 218 W. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 5, 1956.
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The need for every clinician to be generally informed about matters relating to radiology is not always appreciated widely. Experienced clinicians, however, realize that the x-ray, like other laboratory procedures, is merely an extension of the physical examination. As such it is an essential part of the diagnostic armamentarium. Unless one works in close collaboration with an active department of radiology or an earnest radiologist who has kept up to date with modern programs, he may be unaware of many of the recent advances and much of the well-established knowledge of radiology which has enormously important bearing on general problems in internal medicine. This handsomely illustrated and well-organized book should be an extremely valuable reference for every practicing internist, for the book is detailed enough to give the necessary information without being too technical for the well-informed internist to use with profit. It would be of value if read and
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