Dr. Jones presents us with another approach to the study of roentgenology, a text arranged topographically. The 266-page text has a 5-page introduction and four chapters: chest, abdomen, appendicular area, and head and neck. Thus, both gastrointestinal abnormalities and myelography are discussed or illustrated in three of the four chapters.
The normal roentgenographic anatomy of each area is described and pictured. Diseases were chosen to portray pathologic variations in density, size, contour, location, number, margination, and, where possible, function of the organ systems present in each area. The author mixes, in an interesting fashion, routine roentgenographic studies with common and exotic special procedures. No attempt is made at completeness in regard to diseases. Each chapter begins with a detailed summary and ends with lists of required, recommended, and additional reading.
The 248 figures, generally excellent, are slightly uneven. Open and closed arrows and letters are used to point out and