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August 1947

Roentgen Diagnosis of Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;80(2):292. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220140148024

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This is an interesting text, dealing with its subject in an orderly and precise manner. One of its most original features is its typography. While disorders of the gastrointestinal tract are listed with due orthodoxy, those which are usually detected by roentgenologists, those which are discussed in this text and those which are illustrated are listed in bold-faced type; those which are discussed but not illustrated are listed in light-faced type, and those which can be detected roentgenologically but which are neither discussed nor illustrated are listed in italics. The nomenclature used is that outlined in "Standard Nomenclature of Disease" and approved by the American Medical Association.

Once a reader familiarizes himself with these features, he finds the book readable and easy to follow. There are many illustrations which reproduce roentgenograms with unusual clarity. The descriptive writing is well done, clearly by a teacher who knows how to express his

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