July 1957

Radiology of the Alimentary Tract in Infancy.

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By Roy Astley, M.B., M.R.C.S., D.M.R. Price, not given. Pp. 287, with numerous illustrations. Williams & Wilkins Company, Mount Royal and Guilford Aves., Baltimore 2, 1956.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1957;94(1):104. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1957.04030020106019

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The addition of a new book to the already too voluminous medical literature is seldom met with open arms unless the author has found and filled a definite void. Roy Astley has performed such a feat in writing a concise book of 287 pages on the "Radiology of the Alimentary Tract in Infancy."

This book is well bound and is characterized throughout by easy readability. The x-ray reproductions are of satisfactory quality, being printed as negatives, and demonstrate the pathology in each case. An indication of the care used in the preparation of this book is the matching of the x-rays to the page on which their pathology is discussed.

The over-all format is that to which the alimentary tract lends itself so well. The author paralleled the proximal and distal portions of the alimentary tract with the proximal and distal chapters of the book. This method of presentation allows

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