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March 6, 1954

Roentgen Diagnosis of the Heart and Great Vessels

JAMA. 1954;154(10):877. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940440075032

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This scholarly treatise has been published in many German editions. The translation is a revision of the last German edition published four years ago. It is a credit to the translator that the book has probably become more readable in the translation, although the nature and treatment of the subject still makes it a book for study rather than perusal. The serious reader will be rewarded by one of the most thorough analyses of the roentgenographic normal and pathological anatomy of the heart currently available. The sections on the pathological anatomy of the heart are enhanced in value by the excellent treatment of the mechanisms involved in producing the pathological variations. Although some of these explanations may be open to the criticism of being theoretical, the approach is sound. The section on congenital malformations of the heart is small, a reflection of the fact that this book deals predominantly with

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