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January 1931


Am J Dis Child. 1931;41(1):218. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940070225026

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This volume is really an atlas of roentgenograms of the chest in children in health and in disease. The illustrations are supplemented by a brief explanatory text that is well written, concise and to the point. The illustrations themselves are excellent, and each has a full descriptive legend. Not only the typical conditions, but the variations from the usual, are portrayed. The effect of technic on the picture itself is explained, and the variation of direction of the rays is shown by the result on the picture.

Many cases are illustrated in series, showing the progress of the disease as pictured on the plates.

Beginning with the bronchi, and especially stressing the effect of foreign bodies, the volume contains excellent plates of conditions affecting also the lungs and the pleura. Tuberculosis is well presented.

The cardiac disturbances are not shown, but conditions affecting the mediastinum, the wall of the chest,

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