This large volume of 1,320 pages constitutes both an atlas and a text of the roentgenology of bones and joints. It is based upon unique teaching collections of skeletal roentgenograms at the Institute of Orthopaedics and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London and the Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in New York City. The work considers congenital disorders, trauma, infections, neoplasms, metabolic and endocrine disease, hematologic disorders, collagen disease, arthritides, soft tissue abnormalities, and miscellaneous diseases of unknown origin.
The authors have organized the book in a unique way so that, in addition to providing a highly authoritative source of reference, it serves as a text for programmed learning, or as the introduction states, "to provide practical experience." In place of conventional chapters and didactic exposition, the book presents 550 diagnostic problems grouped into 238 exercises. Each problem consists of an unidentified roentgenogram which is presented with a brief