May 1966

Clinical Roentgenology of Collagen Diseases.

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By Charles M. Nice, Jr., MD, AB, MS, PhD, FACR, FACCP. Price, $10.75. Pp 205, with 53 illustrations.

Arch Intern Med. 1966;117(5):730-731. doi:10.1001/archinte.1966.03870110122031

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Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1966.

It would be pleasant to report that this short volume filled the real need for a definitive discussion of roentgenography in connective tissue disorders. Unfortunately, this book falls short of its aim. There are several reasons for this: the author confuses his role and gives clinical and pathologic reviews that add pages and detract from the subject; he leaves out rheumatoid arthritis and its variants; and, he quotes series. This last feature is by far the most annoying. To read that 96 of 207 patients had a certain finding, that in other series 34% of 32 cases and 35% of 54 cases as well as 27% of 15 cases and 9% of 22 cases had this finding ultimately results in inattentiveness and confusion. I therefore wish that Dr. Nice had not reviewed the literature. I would also have

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