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Because of the death of Dr. Howard Ruggles in 1939 it was necessary for Dr. Holmes to prepare the sixth edition of this book without the assistance of his co-author. The first edition of this manual appeared in 1919, and the fact that it has gone through five subsequent editions is ample evidence of the enviable position it has attained in roentgen literature. While the authors' purpose is to present a brief survey of the field of roentgen ray diagnosis, they nevertheless describe in the text the essential and basic roentgen appearances of a large number of pathologic conditions. The general scope of this manual is made possible by the authors' confinement of their description of the roentgen appearance of so many conditions to remarks which are noncontroversial in nature and which are generally accepted by radiologists in this country. The language used is delightfully clear and concise. The bibliography
Roentgen Interpretation. JAMA. 1941;117(11):973. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820370069033
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