February 26, 1927

The Heart.

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By Alexander George Gibson, D.M., F.R.C.P., Physician to the Radcliffe Infirmary. Cloth. Price, $1.50. Pp. 108, with 15 illustrations. New York: Oxford University Press, 1926.

JAMA. 1927;88(9):670. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680350054034

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The text of this little book contains about 25,000 words. Compressed into this space is a surprising amount of information about the heart: general considerations on the circulation, the clinical examination of the patient, the normal heart and circulation, instrumental methods of examination, diseases and disorders, and the principles of prognosis and of treatment, together with a good bibliography and index. Of necessity, since the volume was to be small, much has been omitted. Little space has been taken to discuss proof, to argue or to theorize. The work has been well done. The author's views are sound and are clearly expressed. The greater part of the book can be understood by the intelligent layman. There is hardly a page that does not contain some hint that would be of value to the undergraduate or the practitioner.

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