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John Patrick Caffey - bibliography

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American paediatrician, born March 30, 1895, Castle Gate, Utah; died september 1978, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


  • Paediatric X-ray diagnosis.
    1945. 2nd edition, 1950. 3rd edition, 1956. 7 editions.
    This book was a major step toward establishing paediatric radiology as a discipline within both paediatrics and radiology
  • Multiple Fractures in the Long Bones of Infants Suffering From Chronic Subdural Hematoma.
    American Journal of Roentgenology, Leesburg, Virginia, 1946, 56:167.
  • The Whiplash Shaken Infant Syndrome.
    Pediatrics, Evanston, Illinois, 1974, 54:396. Obituary:
  • American Journal of Roentgenology, Leesburg, Virginia, 1979, 132: 149.
  • Clinical Radiology, Edinburgh, 1979, 30: 239.

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