May 1975

Atlas of Lymphography,

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn


by Dr. T. de Roo, 190 pp, 387 illus, $11, Sandoz B. V., 1973.

Arch Intern Med. 1975;135(5):753. doi:10.1001/archinte.1975.00330050127031

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This monograph will appeal not only to the radiologist but also to the internist-oncologist. The introductory section on the history of development of knowledge regarding the lymphatic system contains several fascinating reproductions of drawings taken from books written in the 17th and 18th centuries. The anatomic basis necessary for interpretation of lymphangiograms is well-illustrated, as is the chapter on techniques. The majority of the book contains full-page reproductions of lymphographic films, with particular emphasis on lymphoma and metastatic cancer. These photographs are positive or reversed images, as is often the case in the European literature. Although this is initially disconcerting to the American physician accustomed to seeing reproductions of roentgenograms as white-on-black images, the clarity of the pictures is excellent.

The book is reasonably priced and free of typographical errors. It will be useful for reference purposes by clinicians practicing hematology and medical oncology.

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