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March 1960

Sixty Years Medical Radiology

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Problems and Empirics. By Hans R. Schinz, Prof. Dr. med., Dr. rer. nat. h.c. Price, $4.65. Pp. 275, with 86 illustrations. Georg Thieme Verlag, Herdweg 63, (14a) Stuttgart N (American Zone), Germany, 1959.

AMA Arch Derm. 1960;81(3):499-500. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.03730030157033

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Dedicated to the members of the Ninth International Congress of Radiology, this small book reviews, in a condensed form, the great medicoradiological events of the past 60 years. In separate chapters the discoveries in physics, the technical advancements, the radiobiological discoveries, the progress in roentgen diagnosis and radiation therapy, and in dosimetry and radiation protection are briefly discussed. Finally, the author's viewpoints in regard to teaching and research in the field of medical radiology are presented.

Of special historical interest, not only to the radiologist, are the numerous excellent photographic portraits of leading pioneer investigators, teachers, and clinicians, representing all countries which contributed to the advancement of radiology.

The author, one of the outstanding senior radiologists on the European continent and himself a past president of the International Congress, is exquisitely equipped to review the gigantic and complex subject matter within the framework of a small volume. Unfortunately, his often

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