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April 29, 1939

Outline of Roentgen Diagnosis: An Orientation in the Basic Principles of Diagnosis by the Roentgen Method

JAMA. 1939;112(17):1756. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800170102035

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This work appears in two editions: one with illustrations, and the other, a cheaper work, minus the plates but containing the same text. Essentially this is an outline of a teaching course in radiologic diagnosis and represents the considerable experience of the author. The book is divided into eleven sections, fairly well running the gamut of diseases to which the human body is subjected and in which the x-rays are used for diagnosis. The first section is devoted to an outline of general principles with brief descriptions of technics employed in roentgenology. Actual practical technic has been completely eliminated; only a solid residue of diagnostic facts is presented. Nevertheless a surprising amount of discussion is present. An interesting feature is the paragraph in the various sections which evaluates the particular usefulness of the roentgenogram in the locale or disorder involved. The plates in the complete edition are excellent and it

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