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August 15, 1953

An Atlas of Skull Roentgenograms

JAMA. 1953;152(16):1576. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690160076028

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This atlas of skull roentgenograms also contains excellent, concise introductions to the different groups of diseases manifest on the plain skull roentgenogram. One of the best features is the excellent coverage of the normal skull and its variations. The usual pitfalls that trap the uninformed are carefully explained and illustrated. There is some repetition, but this assures proper emphasis. The book is divided into 10 chapters covering the normal skull (including infant, childhood, and adult skulls), anomalies and malformations, trauma, infections, brain tumors, gliomas, primary sarcomas, lipomas of the brain, craniopharyngiomas and pituitary adenomas, miscellaneous tumors, tumors of the vault of the skull, and non-neoplastic diseases of the skull. The one notable exception is Caffey's disease, which is mentioned by the authors but is not illustrated. The selection of material for illustration is good, but the quality of reproduction could be improved. There are several typographic errors, which do not

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