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The skeleton is primarily or secondarily affected by many diseases that produce roentgenographic change. The author has attempted to present an analytical radiographic approach to these many diseases, and he has generally succeeded. It is only the vast number of diseases included and the predictable overlap of signs that confuse the presentation.
In the first chapter Dr. Greenfield defines his analytical approach. The roentgenogram is interpreted according to 32 specific features, and a differential diagnosis is prepared. The final diagnosis is reached by using clinical or laboratory data and biopsy confirmation when necessary.
The remaining seven chapters deal with specific
Radiology of Bone Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. ;73:352. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-2-352_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(2):352.
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