September 1970

Roentgen Diagnosis, vol 3.

Author Affiliations

Knoxville, Tenn


Edited by Leo G Rigler MD. Price, $55. Pp 673, with many figures and illustrations. Grune & Stratton Inc, 381 Park Ave S, New York 10016,1969.

Arch Intern Med. 1970;126(3):536. doi:10.1001/archinte.1970.00310090166045

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This second American edition of volume 3 has recently become available and like the first edition should become a classic radiologic reference book. The new revision is based on the sixth German edition which was published in 1965 and, as Rigler states in his introduction, has been completely rewritten due to the "explosive expansion in the application of roentgen diagnosis to neurological conditions, which has occurred in the past decade." In fact, the neuroradiological part of the book has been expanded to almost twice that which was in the first American edition.

The book is divided into generalized anatomic sections as indicated in the title, and is organized to cover the normal anatomy, congenital malformations, various infections and neoplasms, trauma, etc. The first section is on the spine and covers the above topics and concludes with an excellent presentation of myelographic studies. The second section on the skull and nervous

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