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November 30, 1918

Diseases of the Heart: Their Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment by Modern Methods, with a Chapter on the Electro-Cardiograph.

JAMA. 1918;71(22):1851. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600480067032

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Abstract

The object of this book as stated in the preface is to include information with regard to recent advances in the study of cardiac disorders, as well as an account of our knowledge prior to this; and by discussing both from the point of view of the clinician, to enable the medical practitioner to take the fullest possible advantage of modern methods in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of diseases of the heart. This purpose has been as well accomplished as could be expected in a volume of 436 pages of text. About one half is taken up with a consideration of the more modern aspects of cardiology, such as the newer conceptions of the irregularities, the polygraph and the electrocardiograph. An intimate familiarity with these subjects is revealed and the topics are well handled. The same may be said of the discussion of the so-called older or better known

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