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November 9, 1964

A Portfolio of Chest Radiographs for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

JAMA. 1964;190(6):561. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070190081036

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This collection of technically fine radiographs of interesting disease processes is arranged in logical anatomico-pathological divisions.

Each section is preceded by a rather incomplete, short, elementary text of etiological, radiographic, clinical, and therapeutic features. Presentation of the radiographic material is in serial form, providing a rare opportunity to observe the progression and regression of diseases of the chest. Instead of illustrating exotic chest diseases, the book presents common conditions and compares the varied radiographic and clinical manifestations of each disease in detail, emphasizing basic radiographic and surgical principles.

The detailed legends accompanying each set of radiographs are in general far too verbose, but many gems of surgical and radiographic diagnosis appear suddenly in these descriptions. Titles are absent from the illustrations, precluding a rapid survey of the material. A variation in degree of magnification as well as in actual size of the prints and an unattractive black masking of the

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