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October 23, 1943

Mass Miniature Radiography: A Practical Handbook

JAMA. 1943;123(8):515-516. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840430067026

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This book contains complete information for setting up and operating equipment for the making of miniature films of the chest. Chapters are devoted to administration, apparatus, processing and storage of films, viewing methods, interpretation, correlation of findings and consequent disposal of patients. The authors point out that the Canadian army has used full size x-ray films and that the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of America has combined such films with fluoroscopy in mass survey work. The idea of photographing the image on a fluorescent screen on a photographic film was first attempted in 1896. However, it was not until 1934 that de Abreu of Brazil used it in making mass examinations. The authors describe two types of film now in common use; one 4 by 5 inches in size and the other approximately 1 inch square on a 35 millimeter film. They consider the former superior in technical excellence but

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