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May 1966

Principles of X-Ray Diagnosis of the Skull.

Arch Intern Med. 1966;117(5):738. doi:10.1001/archinte.1966.03870110130041

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Principles of X-ray Diagnosis of the Skull by G. H. Du Boulay is an excellent book. The orientation is generally a neurological one, that is, the book is essentially concerned with showing the effects of neurological diseases on the skull and its contents, and the material inlcuded on generalized, nonneurological conditions is of secondary interest. The various chapters are based on certain radiological abnormalities of the skull, such as "Erosions of the Base" or "Increased Density of the Vault." Other chapters are based on a general abnormality such as the one on "Raised Intracranial Pressure." In each chapter, the abnormal findings are described and there is an attempt to tell us the pathological conditions which have lead to these bony abnormalities. The text is kept to an appropriate minimum and there is a liberal use of many roentgenograms to describe the lesions and their many variations.

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