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January 16, 1954

Atlas typischer Röntgenbilder vom normalen Menschen

JAMA. 1954;154(3):285. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940370097035

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The first portion of this volume, rather than being an atlas, is a description of the production and physical characteristics of roentgenograms, as well as a presentation of the principles of good diagnostic technique. In addition, there is an interesting description of the diagnostic x-ray equipment now available in Germany. Although this section, comprising the first 90 pages, is interesting, it does not add greatly to the value of the book as an atlas of roentgenologic anatomy. The 315 unreduced reproductions of roentgenograms are of the highest quality. These are, with a few exceptions, reverse tone reproductions. Although many roentgenologists may object to this, comparison of these with the few facsimile tone reproductions in the volume indicates that their quality and fine detail are very much better than that which could be reproduced in ordinary negative reproductions. Accompanying the reproductions of roentgenograms are line drawings showing the positioning of the

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