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November 1926


Am J Dis Child. 1926;32(5):802. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1926.04130110164016

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This rather unusual book will appeal to the pediatrician from three points of view: It contains material on embryology; on diagnosis of intrauterine position of the child, and on the detection of deformities in utero. The book is well and adequately illustrated, and the references are quite complete. The first half of the book, after an introductory chapter, is devoted to the use of the roentgen ray in embryology. Most interesting perhaps are the evidences of the development of the osseous centers as shown in the roentgenogram. There are, however, many pictures of organs in which the arteries have been injected with nonpenetrable solutions making good roentgenograms. This is especially true of the kidney. Deformities are also referred to. The chapter on teratologic roentgenography is interesting, but not of great practical value. It is, however, quite complete, most of the various types of monsters being shown. On the whole, the

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