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Franklin S. Alcorn, MD
JAMA. 1967;202(6):554. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130190160044.
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In the seven years since Dr. Robert Egan published his work on diagnostic x-ray in the management of breast disease, an increasing number of radiologists and clinicians are employing this method. Dr. Wolfe has had an opportunity to study over 10,000 patients; and this concise but carefully written monograph is the distilate of his experience.

The author spends little time on introduction, historical review, and technique. He does devote an adequate amount of space to the description of the two most important problems in mammography, viz, mammary dysplasia and carcinoma. The problems involved in the examination of the dysplastic breast are well presented. The difficulties encountered in the examination of these patients, wherein benign disease can often mask malignant disease, are repeatedly stressed.

The rule of minute calcifications in the diagnosis of malignant disease is stated forthrightly. The fact that calcifications in benign disease can mimic those of carcinoma is


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