April 1952

Pediatric X-Ray Diagnosis.

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By John Caffey, M.D. Second edition. Price, $22.50. Pp. 862 with 1039 illustrations, The Year Book Publishers, Inc., Chicago, 1950.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1952;83(4):561. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1952.02040080157020

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Dr. Caffey's book is the only text in English on this subject to appear since 1910. The first edition was successful, and the second edition published five years later incorporates a large amount of newer material. With the addition of 385 figures the number of illustrations has been increased by over 50%. Many sections have been rewritten and expanded. Among them are the sections on primary pulmonary tuberculosis, thymus and sudden death, congenital malformations of the heart, congenital obstructions of the alimentary tract, normal variants in long bones, and cerebral toxoplasmosis. New sections have been added on pulmonary histoplasmosis, meconium peritonitis and ileus, cortical defects in tubular bones, infantile cortical hyperostosis, hypervitaminosis A, and fetal aspiration and ingestion, and there are new tables for skeletal maturation and prenatal depressions of the skull, as well as many others.

Normal structures and their normal variants are stressed, in order to give the

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