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October 1984

Introduction to Radiology in Clinical Pediatrics

Author Affiliations

Children's Hospital Medical Center 300 Longwood Ave Boston, MA 02115

Am J Dis Child. 1984;138(10):907. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1984.02140480009003

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This 200-page book is introduced as an "elementary guide to common pediatric radiographic examinations." The description is apt. The book is directed at pediatricians, pediatric house officers, and medical students. The authors are skilled pediatric radiologists who are thoroughly versed in solving the diagnostic problems of children. The book itself is problem oriented. It tells the reader how to proceed in a variety of clinical situations. Its purpose is to help plan the delineation of the morbid anatomy of sick children, which is the reduction of three-dimensional pathologic lesions to two-dimensional images. Since the armamentarium of radiologists is steadily becoming more extensive, pediatricians may find such guidance useful. The writing is breezy, not scholarly. Most of the few references are to other books, rather than to primary sources of information. Approximately half of the book consists of text, tables, and lists of conditions and findings; the other half consists of

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