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August 12, 1939

Röntgendiagnostik des Chirurgen

JAMA. 1939;113(7):621. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800320073036

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This edition presents the roentgenologic diagnosis of surgical conditions completely and in an easily readable form. The first chapter begins with an introduction to x-ray technic and familiarizes the surgeon with the properties of x-rays and the equipment of a diagnostic department. A brief description of the kymographic, tomographic and densographic methods follows. The last-mentioned method is a graphic presentation of the distribution of various densities of shadows in the form of curves and employs a photoelectric cell connected with a registering galvanometer. The second chapter treats of the localization of foreign bodies and offers a description of the calcifications and ossifications seen in roentgenograms; the third, with fractures and pathologic processes of bones and articulations; the fourth, with the examination of lesions of the internal organs of interest to surgeons, e. g. empyema of the chest, pulmonary tumors, diaphragmatic hernia, ulcers and tumors of the digestive tract, and pyonephrosis,

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