Book Reviews
April 1946

Pediatric X-Ray Diagnosis: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners of Pediatrics, Surgery and Radiology.

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By John Caffey M.D. Price $12.50. Pp. 838, with 711 illustrations. Chicago: The Year Book Publishers, Inc., 1945.

Am J Dis Child. 1946;71(4):446-447. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1946.02020270116012

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This book is a brief easy to read survey of the roentgenologic aspects of the principal diseases of children. These are treated as they are encountered under chapter headings according to anatomic divisions: Head and Neck, Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis, etc., with greater detail given in the subdivision in which the disease is most often discovered. Occasionally several subdivisions have to be read to get the complete picture of a disease, but a clue to this arrangement of material is readily obtained from a glance at the index, which lists all of the chapters under which any subject is discussed. The printed text is unusually brief, and the author's statements are clear, making much reading to obtain the high points of roentgenologic pediatrics unnecessary. Many controversial subjects are apparently not mentioned or are given little space.

Large type and close correlation of subjects and illustrations together with splendidly reproduced roentgenograms and

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