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April 6, 1957

Principles of Chest X-Ray Diagnosis

JAMA. 1957;163(14):1307-1308. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970490105030

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In this book written for students, radiologists, and clinicians, the author adopts a somewhat different approach in which the material is arranged under headings descriptive of the x-ray shadows rather than under the clinical disease labels. A particular type of abnormal shadow having been identified, various diseases producing such an appearance can be considered in a differential manner, leading to a definitive interpretation in correlation with the clinical picture. Such an approach is logical and is that used by radiologists in their everyday work and in teaching.

A section on definition of terms in the introduction not only is interesting but greatly enhances the value of the book. The subject matter includes not only the various types of shadows within the lung but also those within the cardiovascular system, the mediastinum, the diaphragm, the thoracic cage, and the soft tissues. Bronchography and tomography are also discussed. The appendix deals with

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