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December 1975

The Radiology of Emergency Medicine

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles


by John H. Harris, Jr, and William H. Harris, 499 pp, $32.50, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1975.

Arch Surg. 1975;110(12):1520. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1975.01360180090033

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This is an unusual book that comes at a time when emergency medicine is acquiring an identity of its own. Nearly 500 pages in length, it is copiously and well illustrated. Its narrative consists of cogent but not overly brief discussions of the radiologic diagnosis of trauma and acute illness. The illustrations are of high quality and the legends are informative. The book is organized into 14 chapters: "Skull," "Face," "Spine," "Shoulder," "Elbow," "Hand and Wrist," "Chest," "Abdomen," "Kidneys and Ureters," "Pelvis and Hips," "Knee," "Ankle," "Foot and Heel," and the "Diaphyses." Each chapter concludes with a list of well-chosen references.

The major portion of the book deals with traumatic injury to the skeletal system. It illustrates not only the common but also the more subtle manifestations of injury and indicates the roentgenographic means of demonstrating them. All of the chapters deal not only with trauma but also delve into

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