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February 1946

Clinical Roentgenology of the Digestive Tract.

Am J Dis Child. 1946;71(2):198. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1946.02020250088009

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The author is at heart a student of gastroenterology who uses the roentgenologic method as his chief tool. The book reflects this approach and provides a veritable gold mine of information. The various diseases and disorders of the digestive tract are discussed in detail with a profusion of facts, figures and statistics. The illustrations are abundant, well chosen and instructive; they show the tremendous background of knowledge and experience possessed by the author. A number of rare lesions and many helpful diagrams are included. A few of the roentgenograms, however, are rather poor and obviously old. Some, such as figures 255, 256 and 258, seem definitely to have been retouched and to have suffered thereby. Relatively small use has been made of the compression and spot film technics.

Certain conditions, such as the cascade stomach, and the "unstable or irritable duodenum," are, in the opinion of the reviewer, erroneously described

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