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Clinical Radiology of Acute Abdominal Disorders.

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By EPSTEIN BERNARD S.. , M.D., Chief, Department of Radiology, The Long Island Jewish Hospital, New Hyde Park, New York. 352 pages; 18 X 26.5 cm. Lea & Febiger; , Philadelphia: . 1958.. Price, $15.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(6):1550-1551. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-50-6-1550_2
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Clinical Radiology of Acute Abdominal Disorders encompasses most of those abdominal complaints which may require prompt surgical or medical attention.

The text emphasizes the correlation of clinical, pathological, and radiological manifestations of disease. Extensive material has been covered in concise fashion and flavored with Dr. Epstein's wealth of experience in radiology. Appended to each section is a list of suitable references.

Because of the vast material covered, the author necessarily has entered many controversial areas, particularly concerning pathologic physiology. To wit, the author has perpetuated the radiologist's concepts of pylorospasm and retrograde esophageal peristalsis, neither of which has been proved


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