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September 27, 1941

Synopsis of Diseases of the Heart and Arteries

JAMA. 1941;117(13):1138. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820390080032

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This edition has added one hundred and twenty pages of important new information including three new chapters, one on peripheral vascular disease, another on military cardiovascular examinations and interpretation and a third on cardiovascular risks in surgery and obstetrics. The number of illustrations has been increased; the three color plates have been retained.

This volume can be heartily recommended for perusal by medical student or general practitioner. It can, however, hardly be referred to any longer as a brief handbook or synopsis intended for the hard pressed medical student or the very busy practitioner. It has grown to be a volume of intermediate size, though all the more valuable as the result, provided the doctor will take the extra time to read it.

It is naturally difficult in such a volume to suit every one's idea of a perfect balance between the various features discussed; for example, between methods of

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