© 1987

Radiology of the Hand

147 Radiological Exercises for Students and Practitioners


Part of the Exercises in Radiological Diagnosis book series (RADIOLOGICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Pierre Bourjat
    Pages 1-115
  3. Pierre Bourjat
    Pages 117-202
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 203-204

About this book


I am proud that this study of the hand appears in the series Exercises in Radiological Diagnosis founded by A. WACKEN­ HEIM. From time eternal, man has tried to explain the numerous configurations and lines of the hand in order to reveal the true character of a person and to display his life. The importance of the symbolism of the hand is reflected in its role in the cultural life of the old world. Therefore, it is not astanishing that the first book about the hand, by Johannes Hartlieb, was devoted to Chiromancy, and that it was so successful that it went through four editions since the second half of the fifteenth century. When Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895 asked his wife to lay her hand on a photographic plate covered with black paper and exposed it to the radiation he had just discovered, it marked the beginning of radiology. Today the study of the hand concerns only 2%-4% of the activity of radiology. It nevertheless reveals an amazing quantity and variety of pathology. That is the reason for this work. - The authors wishes to thank his friends Y. DIRHEIMER, rheumatolog1st, J. C. DoscH, traumatologist, and G. Fou­ CHER, surgeon, who provided some of the material for the illustrations. P. BouRJAT VII Contents Part One: Iconography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Part Two: Commentary with Corresponding Schemata 117 Subject Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 . . .


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Hospices Civils de StrasbourgCentre Hospitalier RégionalStrasbourgFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Radiology of the Hand
  • Book Subtitle 147 Radiological Exercises for Students and Practitioners
  • Authors Pierre Bourjat
  • Series Title Exercises in Radiological Diagnosis
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-16537-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-02498-0
  • Series ISSN 1431-3014
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 204
  • Number of Illustrations 458 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Title of the original French edition: La main
  • Topics Rheumatology
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