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May 1970

A Text Book of X-Ray Diagnosis, vol 1: The Head and Neck, ed 4.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;83(5):663. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990030663026

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This volume is long recognized as the standard text in Great Britain for x-ray diagnosis of the head and neck. The fourth edition continues this tradition with x-ray reproductions of high quality. The revision is, however, less extensive than might be desired.

There are several chapters of general interest to ophthalmologists. One chapter, "The Eye," is devoted largely to localization of foreign bodies. Chapters on orbital phlebography and sinus diseases will also have wide interest.

The book is evidently prepared for an audience of radiologists but its lucid style makes it worth the attention of anyone with a special interest in neuro-ophthalmological problems.

The radiographs are printed in the European style of reversal (bones dark) which may present a difficulty to American readers who are used to radiographs printed as viewed (bones white).

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