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October 25, 1965

The Roentgen Diagnosis of Trauma

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Durham, NC

JAMA. 1965;194(4):474. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090170152042

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Abstract

Although Dr. Zatzkin addresses this book chiefly to radiology residents, anyone who participates in the management of accident victims will find it of value.

Hundreds of radiographs illustrate the volume, giving it the appearance of an atlas. On nearly every page there are several x-ray reproductions, all of excellent quality. For most of them there is a pedagogic, step-by-step analysis which helps the reader systematize his reading of films. In the sections on fractures and dislocations, line drawings portray the various types of injury and diagrammatically indicate the roentgen differences between them.

The text consists of brief clinical discussions which include the usual mechanism of a particular injury and an outline for the most effective roentgenographic evaluation of the injured part. The text, the illustrations, and the x-ray photographs correlate well to analyze trauma affecting specific regions.

The author devotes over one half of the book to skeletal injuries, including

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