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April 1967

Radiologic Diagnosis in Infants and Children.

Am J Dis Child. 1967;113(4):517-518. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1967.02090190163040

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This is an expensive and specialized volume, beautifully illustrated and clearly if not always accurately written. From the point of view of a nonradiologist it is difficult to understand for whom this volume was intended. Medical students and individuals not in the field of pediatrics have little need of such a volume; pediatricians and radiologists have recourse to the giant Bible of pediatric radiology by the grand master Caffey. For example:

Chapter 1 is not useful to the pediatrician or general practitioner and less than useful to the medical student, although the anatomy is beautifully illustrated.

Chapter 2, perhaps, should be a simple statement of techniques, vocabulary positions and definitions in the field. The average student or resident will have little recourse to purchase more than one radiology text, if any. The brief explanations of some of the diseases illustrated are often not only not valuable but ridiculous in terms

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