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July 25, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(4):260-261. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730040042020

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The Roentgenologic Congress  The Roentgenologic Congress, which was held in Baden-Baden, April 17-19, under the chairmanship of Holfelder (Frankfort), was well attended by both German and foreign physicians. The discussions centered about the official papers on the main topics: the spine, aortography, roentgen injuries, cancer treatment, protective measures.

SPINAL CHANGES OF LOCAL CONSTITUTIONAL ORIGIN  The official paper on the first topic, "Spinal Changes of Local Constitutional Origin," was presented by Meyer-Burgdorf of Rostock. The variations in the structure of the spinal column are exceedingly numerous; the transition to pathologic, or disease-producing, disorders is extremely gradual, as may be seen in cervical ribs and in split vertebrae. The speaker showed numerous examples. He discussed spondylolisthesis, in which it is often difficult to decide in a given case whether the condition is to be ascribed to a congenital anomaly (spondylolysis) or to traumatic action. Importance attaches to roentgenograms of the articulations of

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