Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
The new edition of the textbook Cardiology, like
the previous one, is monumental, with 1600 pages, 2360 illustrations, and
coverage of every aspect of cardiovascular disease. One would think that reviewing
this book would be a daunting task, but that was not the case, because it
is well organized and well written. Different sections are color-coded to
highlight specific topics. Chapters can be read in a short time, and each
includes an introductory box of bulleted highlights. The boxes familiarize
the reader with the format and style and help in remembering the content.
Algorithms, tables, figures, and illustrations support the text. All these
features make the book easy to read, informative, and enjoyable.
Ventura HO. Cardiology. JAMA. 2004;292(11):1373-1374. doi:10.1001/jama.292.11.1373-b