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Principles of Chest X-Ray Diagnosis.

Harry W. Fischer, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1963;112(4):624-625. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03860040220030.
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Simon's treatment of chest x-ray diagnosis is first to define his terms and then to describe the anatomic structure of pathological process which can account for the defined feature. Whether this approach to the subject is better or worse than the discussion of separate disease entities and a description of their radiological findings can be debated, but it is apparent Simon's choice has resulted in a well-written, clear, and comprehensive book. I have no hesitation in recommending it to the resident in radiology or to those in other fields who want to understand better what is on the chest film. The experienced radiologist would find nothing particularly new or startling, but the book would serve him well as a review of principles.

The chapters on bronchography, tomography, and technique are satisfactory. An especially useful section discusses the value of a series of radiographs in understanding certain lesions, advises on the


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