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Textbook of X-ray Diagnosis by British Authors
The three-volume Textbook of X-ray Diagnosis by British Authors was first published in 1938 and was for many years the "go to" reference book of radiology. Indeed a review from 1963 stated that "It should be considered a "must" for those undertaking the study of radiology."
It was co-edited by three giants of radiology from the 1930s: Peter Kerley, S Cochrane Shanks, and Edward W Twining. Its initial cost was 50 shillings. Later editions had increasing numbers of volumes which were often released sequentially so that an edition may have taken a few years to publish.
The fourth and last edition was published in 1970. It was panned by critics in the journals (usually a fairly benign bunch!) for reproducing a large amount of text from the third edition which had not been updated, had factual inaccuracies and poor quality radiographs 5.
- 1st edition (1938): three volumes 1
- 2nd edition (1950): four volumes 2
- 3rd edition (1960): four volumes 3
- 4th edition (1970): six volumes 4