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March 23, 1918

Clinical Cardiology.

JAMA. 1918;70(12):877. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600120057032

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Neuhof has attempted to put into small compass the essentials of the etiology, pathology, symptomatology, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the heart. He has succeeded wonderfully well. He has shown a wise discrimination in deciding both what should be omitted and what included. There is a good epitome of the essentials of physical diagnosis, a concise summary of the general plan of treatment. Pathology is treated rather scantily. Symptoms, diagnosis and prognosis are handled in a brief but generally satisfactory manner. The main value of the book is its first nine chapters. Here are discussed the later views as to the anatomy and physiology of the heart, together with the subjects of the polygraph, electrocardiograph and roentgen ray. Here also are considered the cardiac irregularities. While these chapters, naturally, are largely of the nature of compilation, one clearly recognizes that the author has more than a mere book knowledge

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