By Marcus J. Smith, BS, MD, FACP. Price, $8.75. Pp 178, with 10 tables and 44 roentgenograms. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1967.
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Radiologist Marc Smith has produced a unique and charming book. With the help of colleagues, he has gathered 965 radiographic interpretation errors and analyzed them by etiology. He lists complacency, faulty reasoning, lack of knowledge, under-reading, and pure communication errors as vectors. Illustrative radiographs are sprinkled throughout. The style is refreshingly candid. It is a thoroughly entertaining monograph guaranteed to stimulate introspection among nonradiologist roentgenogram interpreters.
Error and Variation in Diagnostic Radiology.. Arch Intern Med. 1968;121(4):390. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.03640040084055