Par L. Gallavardin, médecin des hôpitaux de Lyon, et A. Tourniaire. Paper. Price, 17 francs. Pp. 120, with 24 illustrations. Paris: Masson & Cie, 1935.
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This is an excellent condensed summary of the condition of "irritable heart." It considers the subject in eight divisions: historical, symptomatology, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical forms, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. The authors not only include a brief and clear outline of the literature but present some of their own work on this subject. There is perhaps too much detail in the section on symptoms, especially in regard to laboratory procedures. The last five sections are especially succinct, and the evidence that the condition is not myocardial in origin and not hyperthyroid disease is well assembled. The authors stress the fact that while the disease persists and may always flare up, it does not lead to the sequelae seen in organic disease. They point out that reeducation by graded exercises of various sorts is especially desirable. There is included an extensive bibliography of the pertinent literature covering almost 300 references. The book
Les névroses tachycardiques. JAMA. 1935;105(11):909. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760370065037