By H. E. Hilleboe, M.D., and R. H. Morgan, M.D. Price, $3.50. Pp. 288, with 93 figures and 11 tables. Chicago: The Year Book Publishers, Inc., 1945.
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The greatest value of this book is the assistance offered to persons about to begin mass radiography of the chest. In the 288 pages, all known phases of this recently developed and accepted procedure are included. The book covers in detail preliminary planning with medical societies, local health officers, community and industrial organizations and hospitals and the selection of equipment to be used, as well as practical methods of transporting, installing and operating equipment, interpreting films and recording and filing of the data obtained. Methods are shown by which one employee may handle as many as 2,500 patients in a week and by which a factory employee may lose only fifteen minutes from work to have the examination made. Photography of the fluoroscopic image on miniature film, the basis of mass radiography, is of special interest because of the decrease in the cost and the speed with which hundreds of
Mass Radiography of the Chest.. Am J Dis Child. 1945;70(3):200. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1945.02020210067011