February 1968

Roentgen Diagnosis, vol 5, Abdomen.

Author Affiliations

Eloise, Mich


Edited by Leo G. Rigler, MD. about $55 ($275 for 5 volumes). Pp 844, with 1180 illustrations. Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 Park Ave S, New York 10016, 1967.

Arch Intern Med. 1968;121(2):205. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.03640020093042

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Abdomen, volume 5 of Roentgen Diagnosis is the English translation of the corresponding volume of Lehrbuch der Roentgendiagnostik, edited by Schinz, Baensch, Frommhold, Glauner, Uehlinger, and Wellauer. The previous German editions of these volumes have long been recognized as classics. This latest edition, the sixth, is no exception and the American edition edited by Leo Rigler may well be even better. The text which is complete and detailed is in excellent English. The coverage is broad, including the roentgenology of the urinary system, obstetrics and gynecology, the lymphatic system, and the vena cava. The use of radioactive isotopes in the diagnosis of diseases of liver, spleen, and kidney is discussed, and angiographic diagnosis of various abdominal lesions is given an appropriate place. Their inclusion is fortunate, for the reader is benefited by not having them ignored or skimped upon so that additional books must be consulted.

The treatment of individual

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