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January 31, 1959

Roentgen-Diagnostics: Progress Volume I

JAMA. 1959;169(5):541. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000220121030

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This magnificently printed, beautifully illustrated volume may be considered a companion to the previously published four-volume "Roentgen Diagnostics," by Schinz and co-workers. It is made up of a series of concise articles and monographs that thoroughly cover the progress in diagnostic roentgenology from 1952 through 1956, with the bibliography including papers through 1957. Most of the volume is devoted to articles on the use of contrast substances, particularly the various forms of angiography. Many other subjects are discussed. The short chapter on evaluation of cardiac function in the adult by roentgenographic means and the chapter on direct and differential diagnosis of diseases of the pulmonary stroma are outstanding. All of the sections are as thorough and informative as is consistent with the space available. This volume is a worthy addition to the reference textbooks on diagnostic roentgenology and, in its own right, should prove valuable. For those fortunate owners of

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