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September 4, 1926

La radiologie du médecin practicien: Radiodiagnostic des maladies de l'appareil digestif.

JAMA. 1926;87(10):782. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680100066044

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This is an excellent handbook of gastro-intestinal radio-diagnosis written by one of the leading French workers in radiology. The author is well known to American radiologists, not only through his visit to this country to give the. Caldwell lecture before the American Roentgen Ray Sociey in 1921, but also on account of the great personal aid rendered to the roentgen-ray division of the Chief Surgeon's Office of the American Expeditionary Forces during the American participation in the Great War. The text contains a surprising wealth of valuable facts and observations in view of the relatively small size of the work. There are several useful tables for the differential diagnosis of various lesions, and radiologic signs which should prove extremely useful to all interpretors of radiologic findings. Particularly interesting is a time-table of the digestive transit; according to the author, the barium meal should require not more than twenty-four hours for

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