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July 26, 1930

Applied Electrocardiography. An Introduction to Electrocardiography for Physicians and Students.

Author Affiliations

By Aaron E. Parsonnet, M.D., F.A.C.P., Attending Physician and Cardiologist, Beth Israel Hospital, Newark, New Jersey, and Albert S. Hyman, A.B., M.D., F.A.C.P., Associate Physician and Cardiologist, Beth David Hospital. With a fore-word by Harlow Brooks, M.D., F.A.C.P., Professor of Clinical Medicine, New York University. Price, $4. Pp. 206, with 120 illustrations. New York: Macmillan Company, 1929.

JAMA. 1930;95(4):291. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720040049035

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This is another of the many recent books on electrocardiography. As the authors state, it is written primarily for the needs of "good general practitioners." If the good general practitioner reads all the new textbooks on electrocardiography published in his behalf, he will have little time left for practice, to say nothing of bridge and golf. To recall but a few, one may mention Bishop's "Key to the Electrocardiogram"; Willius' "Clinical Electrocardiography"; Pardee's "Clinical Aspects of Electrocardiography"; Lewis' "Clinical Electrocardiography"; Wigger's "Principles and Practice of Electrocardiography" and S. Calvin Smith's "Heart Records." There is nothing remarkable or extraordinary about this book, the material for the most part being a restatement of the facts contained in most of its predecessors, nor does it sound a note of caution or warning regarding the increasing widespread use or misuse of the instrument in the hands of the profession generally. Rather, the authors, recognizing

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