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February 1972

Roentgen Diagnosis, vol 4, part 1.

Author Affiliations

San Francisco

Arch Intern Med. 1972;129(2):366-367. doi:10.1001/archinte.1972.00320020210020

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This volume is part of a series intended to serve as a comprehensive reference for radiology. It is an encyclopedic book covering congenital and acquired heart disease extensively with shorter sections on the pericardium, aorta, and great vessels. It is arranged logically, has an excellent index, and is easy to use as a reference. Each disease entity is discussed fully without the need to refer to other sections of the book.

The approach to each lesion is excellent. A pathophysiological discussion is included, emphasizing anatomical changes which occur secondary to the hemodynamic alterations caused by the basic disorder. The progression of changes is stressed. Some purely clinical information is provided, though these discussions are more limited than perhaps is desirable. Some excellent diagrams of the hemodynamics in various congenital lesions are included. The sections on congenital and acquired heart disease are illustrated copiously with many roentgenograms of the various

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