With the rapid continuing advances in the field of x-ray diagnosis, it becomes almost an insurmountable job to prepare a volume organizing and recording as concisely as possible the basic facts of roentgen interpretation. The authors have succeeded admirably in preparing such a volume which bridges the gap between the elementary text and the multiple volume reference work. This book serves not only as a review source for the practicing physician and surgeon but presents superbly the essentials of roentgenographic interpretation for physicians taking postgraduate training in a specialty. It can serve also as a detailed text book for the undergraduate medical student. The new edition of the Essentials of Roentgen Interpretation has succeeded in presenting much of the research development in all aspects of roentgenology as well as the basic fundamentals of x-ray diagnosis. It carries on the successful format presented in the first edition published in 1958.