March 1973

Introduction to Neuroradiology.

Author Affiliations

Camp Pendleton, Calif


By Harold O Peterson, MD, and Steven A. Kieffer, MD. Price, $15. Pp 267, with 207 illustrations. Harper & Row Publishers Inc, Hagerstown, Md, 1972.

Arch Surg. 1973;106(3):367. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350150101040

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This profusely illustrated book, as its title indicates, is an "introduction to neuroradiology." As such, it is a perfect textbook for the resident in neurology, neurosurgery, or radiology. The book is actually a binding of the chapter of neuroradiology in the new, third edition of Baker's Clinical Neurology (New York, Harper & Row Publishers Inc, 1972). If readers have already purchased this most recent edition of Baker's Clinical Neurology, then they need not purchase this book. For those who do not have the new edition of Baker's book, this textbook covers completely and concisely all major diseases studied in neuroradiology. The text is easy to read and the photographs of all the pneumoencephalograms and angiograms reveal excellent detail.

The only shortcoming of the book is that there is no mention of the newer neuroradiological technique of "subtraction" in delineating vascular lesions that lie behind bone. Overlying bone can be visually

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