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February 10, 1984

Clinical Radiology

Author Affiliations

Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center Chicago

JAMA. 1984;251(6):808. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03340300092041

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Basically, radiology involves the understanding of the gross changes produced by a disease entity as identified radiologically. Shadows on film can only be interpreted through knowledge of those changes. Any book on "clinical radiology" must continuously use pathology and pathophysiology as references and it is easy to stray through classifications, pathological descriptions, and reviews of evolution of disease. This avalanche of information tends to create some clutter. The fault is in the subject, and the work cannot escape this problem.

Despite this, the need for students to acquire some fundamentals justifies this book, written for "clinical students and for postgraduates engaged in hospital practice or preparing for higher qualifications in medicine or surgery." It is well organized and the layout convenient, with most roentgenograms close to the text they illustrate. The reproductions are of excellent quality and the films chosen tend to be typical, representative, and obvious. The emphasis is