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January 22, 1955

Roentgenographic Technique: A Manual for Physicians, Students and Technicians

JAMA. 1955;157(4):400. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950210096033

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Abstract

This book contains the results of much practical experience with the making of roentgenograms, excluding some specialized techniques such as angiography, but including many other methods for studying the soft as well as the hard parts of the body. The weakest parts of the book are the fundamental introductory passages, which are sometimes unclear and even misleading, like the statement that "rheostats have become obsolete" (page 35) in the midst of an unnecessarily confusing explanation of the autotransformer. This lack of clarity becomes important in connection with such subjects as absorption, filters, and shielding in which misapprehensions prevail and can have disastrous results. The section on darkroom construction fails to note that the ventilation can often be improved if the doorways and the associated black-painted panels of the light-lock entry are extended vertically all the way from floor to ceiling. A valuable feature of the book is the abundance of

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