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November 29, 1976

The Spine: A Radiological Text and Atlas

Author Affiliations

French Hospital San Francisco

JAMA. 1976;236(22):2552-2553. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270230068046

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This is the fourth edition of a classic textbook on radiology of the spine, first published in 1955. New editions have appeared at seven-year intervals, with increases in size and scope of the discussions and illustrations. The original 482 illustrations have been increased to 541, of which 289 are new. The author adheres to the original goal of presenting a clinical approach to radiologic manifestations of disease, correlated with function, relation to embryologic aberrations, and differential diagnosis. The extensive experience of the author is evident when he discusses the value of newer techniques of examinations, the proper emphasis on the most important roentgenographic signs, and the means of demonstrating them in the diagnosis of pathologic conditions.

The book is divided into ten sections devoted to the normal vertebral column; malformations of the spine; diseases of congenital, endocrine, or metabolic origin; inflammatory, degenerative, and noxious diseases of the spine; tumors and