April 1968

Radiology in World War II.

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Edited by COL Arnold Ahnfeldt, MC, USA, and Kenneth D. A. Allen, MD. Price, $8.25. Pp 1088, with 317 illustrations. Superintendent of Documents, US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1966.

Arch Intern Med. 1968;121(4):378-379. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.03640040072024

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Radiology in World War II is the 32nd of a series of volumes on the official history of the Medical Department of the United States Army in World War II.

The text was written by 31 former medical officers who served in World War II. Their own authentic wartime radiological experiences were bolstered by data and recollections obtained from other nonradiologist medical officers. Thus, the book is unique; it represents a firsthand account, which could serve as a guiding document in the event of future military mobilization.

This experience had many facets. Initially, it was concerned with the conversion of a peacetime medical specialty to a large, complex, wartime operation. The mission was to provide diagnostic and therapeutic radiologic service wherever it was needed. This included the induction centers of the Zone of the Interior, service in the various hospitals of the European, Mediterranean, and Asiatic-Pacific theaters, and support to

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