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May 27, 1983

Fundamentals of Radiology

Author Affiliations

Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation La Jolla, Calif

JAMA. 1983;249(20):2827. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330440063035

Almost any book by Lucy Squire is worth reading, especially if you are a medical student or someone interested in an introduction to the various phases of general radiology. This book has been required introductory reading in many, if not all, training programs in radiology and as an introduction to radiology for medical students for many years.

Dr Squire's writing style is delightful, and the information comes across in a straightforward and entertaining manner. In her discussion of any particular topic, she frequently incorporates appropriate bits of interesting medical history along the way for further enlightenment of the reader. There are also short self-motivated quizzes to test the reader's analytical abilities and powers of observation and recall. (The answers are in the back of the book.)

The book is quite well illustrated, and since it is published on good-quality paper, the pictures of the x-ray images reproduce very well. This