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May 15, 1967

Differential Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease by X-Ray

JAMA. 1967;200(7):652-653. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120200130042

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Directed toward the "practicing physician," this book is designed to provide a ready reference for correlating roentgenographic abnormalities with clinical material and laboratory examinations. It deals with both congenital and acquired cardiovascular disorders.

Chapter 1 is a textbook-like discussion of roentgenographic techniques and special procedures involved in the analysis of lesions of the heart and great vessels. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 are lists of disorders categorized according to the abnormalities which they have produced, eg, conditions associated with abnormal heart size, chamber size, or cardiac position. Some 130 disease entities, ranging from scurvy to the Taussig-Bing syndrome, are summarized in chapter 5 with short descriptions of the x-ray findings and associated clinical and laboratory information. Following the written material, an "Atlas of X-ray Plates" occupies the last 100 of the book's 183 pages and is intended to be used in conjunction with chapter 1.

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