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February 8, 1941

The Head and Neck in Roentgen Diagnosis

JAMA. 1941;116(6):548. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820060096040

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This richly illustrated book deals with the x-ray appearance of the normal head and neck and the x-ray diagnosis of practically all the known anomalies, diseases and injuries of these structures. The book is noteworthy for completeness, clarity and the skill with which the important has been emphasized, the rare, and therefore relatively unimportant, minimized and yet not neglected. Intracranial tumors and the making and interpreting of cerebral pneumograms receive the extensive consideration that their clinical importance requires. The rather large amount of space devoted to the soft tissue structures in the neck is justified by the current interest in this subject and the special qualifications of these authors to speak on it. One looks in vain for sections, chapters or even pages carrying evidence of perfunctoriness, padding, ambiguity, stinginess in indexing, inadequacy of legends or other common faults of medical writing and publishing. Reviewers will find it difficult to

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