January 1975

Radiology of the Newborn and Young Infant

Author Affiliations

Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles 4614 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027


by Leonard E. Swischuk, 602 pp, 506 illus, $36.50, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1973.

Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(1):139. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120380107033

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Pediatric radiology has grown rapidly over the past several years, and a number of texts on the subject have evolved, both in the general and limited aspects of the specialty. Dr. Swischuk has contributed a previous text on heart disease, as well as additions to the pediatric radiology literature.

This book is limited, in most instances, to radiology of the newborn, but does cover some things one might be more likely to encounter in a slightly older age group. The style of presentation permits the inclusion of a large number of entities of both common and uncommon nature.

The chapters deal with specific organ systems and begin with a description of normal findings, normal variants, and artefacts that should be useful for the person with little experience in pediatric radiology. The common entities are well-covered in their radiological findings and, in some conditions, clinically and pathologically as well. The less

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