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September 26, 1959

An Atlas of Normal Radiographic Anatomy

JAMA. 1959;171(4):490. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010220114024

It is difficult to review a book which provides no point for adverse criticism. The first edition of this book seemed of such excellence that one would have expected further printings rather than a new edition; moreover, it would have seemed that a second edition could add little to the completeness of the first. This is, however, far from true. The author has managed to polish and expand what was to begin with a near perfect creation. Specifically, an excellent chapter on radiation protection has been added. The sections dealing with bone growth and development, the central nervous system, the cardiovascular system, and the alimentary tract and biliary passages have been revised and enlarged. All of the illustrations are of high quality and beautifully reproduced. The line drawings are particularly notable for their clarity and concise labeling.

A prominent anatomist recently stated that he thought it was probably unreasonable to

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