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Abrams' Angiography: Volume III: Interventional Radiology

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 16 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:436
  1. D J Allison, professor and director of imaging
  1. Hammersmith Hospital, London

    Ed Stanley Baum, Michael Pentecost: Little Brown, £153.50, pp 1095 ISBN 0 316 08432 8

    Revising a work such as Abrams' Angiography, the “bible” of the discipline, is a prodigious task, and the current editors have wisely recognised that updating the subject of interventional radiology is best tackled in its own volume. In previous editions interventional procedures had been scattered throughout the diagnostic text, and their separation into a stand alone volume in this fourth edition symbolises, in the words of the editors, another stage in the growth and evolution of interventional radiological practice.

    It might justly be asked whether a textbook is the appropriate vehicle for presenting interventional radiology, given its rate of development and …

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