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In his introduction to Fundamentals of Chest Roentgenology, Doctor Felson considers and labels two schools of roentgen diagnosis. Adherents of the "Aunt Minnie" school recognize familiar shadows and so reach their diagnoses in the way one recognizes and calls an old acquaintance by name—i.e., "Well, look at her. It's Aunt Minnie all right!" In the "skyscraper" school, one builds upon "a broad deep base of fundamental concepts . . . rising, thereby, to greater heights." Felson is, of course, a proponent of the latter school, for he asks, reasonably enough, "What does the 'Aunt Minnie' radiologist do when he meets
Fundamentals of Chest Roentgenology.. Ann Intern Med. ;54:590–591. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-3-590_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(3):590-591.
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