December 1973

Exercises in Diagnostic Radiology: Pediatrics

Author Affiliations

Children's Hospital 4650 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles 90027


ed 1. By Richard M Heller, MD, Lucy Frank Squire, MD. Price, $5.95. Pp 162. WB Saunders Co, W Washington Sq, Philadelphia 19105, 1973, vol 5.

Am J Dis Child. 1973;126(6):863. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.02110190705040

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This volume of Exercises in Diagnostic Radiology follows a similar format to others in this series. It obviously cannot and does not intend to cover the broad field of pediatric radiology. As in Heller's preface, it is stated that the volume is to present some highlights of this field. The problem format is very engaging, as are the names given to the patients and some of the historical information. The authors have included a number of the more common entities seen and have given some valuable points in interpretation of the roentgenograms, as well as information about the disease process.

The large number of illustrations are, for the most part, of excellent quality and certainly enhance the presentation. However, some of the reproductions, particularly in the abdomen, are difficult to evaluate due to their quality.

Many people today would not be so concerned about using barium as the contrast of

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