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August 1972

Sectional Anatomy and Tomography of the Head.

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By Guy D Potter, MD. Price, $30. Pp 334, with 467 illustrations. Grune & Stratton Inc, 111 Fifth Ave, New York 10003, 1971.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(2):232. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030234027

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Only a few of the many medical books published each year are of significant value to physicians in more than one specialty. Dr. Potter, who is an acknowledged authority in diagnostic radiology, has written such a volume.

This book contains photographs of millimeter-by-millimeter sections of cadaver heads in coronal, lateral, axial, and oblique positions. These are accompanied by line drawings and detailed descriptions of each anatomical section. Corresponding hypocycloidal tomograms are shown beneath most of the cadaver photographs.

The text is written so that, although each sectional description is complete, a page-to-page continuity is maintained. The author not only describes the anatomical function of many structures, but discusses potential sources of error in radiographic interpretation.

This book will be a valuable reference for those who diagnose and treat head and neck abnormalities. Radiologists will use this text to correlate anatomical and clinical findings with corresponding tomograms. Ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists, and

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