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February 3, 1940

Archiv und Atlas der normalen und pathologischen Anatomie in typischen Röntgenbildern. Das Brustbein und seine Gelenke normale und krankhafte Befunde, dargestellt zum Teil mittels neuer röntgenologischer Methoden

JAMA. 1940;114(5):435. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810050055028

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This most interesting book constitutes the fifty-eighth supplementary volume of the Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen. The new technic referred to for the demonstration of the sternum is shown to be very efficient. It involves making two exposures on the same film, the film being held as close as possible to the chest wall anteriorly and the tube being shifted from a point on one side of the spine to a corresponding point on the other side. For the upper part of the sternum and the sternoclavicular articulations the shift is no more than that made for stereoscopic films, so that the central ray just grazes the lateral border of the spine in each exposure. To study the lower part of the sternum the shift is a good deal greater, the central ray entering at the posterior axillary line on each side. It is emphasized that the two exposures

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