October 18, 1941

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Heart

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By Henry A. Christian, M.D., Sc.D., LL.D. Reprinted from Oxford Monographs on Diagnosis and Treatment. New edition. Cloth. Price, $7. Pp. 599, with 28 illustrations. New York, Toronto & London: Oxford University Press, 1940.

JAMA. 1941;117(16):1400-1401. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820420092043

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This book is a new and thoroughly revised edition, reprinted from the Oxford Monographs on Diagnosis and Treatment. It is a clear discussion of diseases of the heart, based on the long and rich experience of one of the ablest clinicians in this country. It is not a simple or exhaustive summary of the available knowledge on the etiology, pathology, physiology, symptomatology, classification, prognosis and treatment of cardiac disorders but rather an advanced discussion of these aspects of diseases of the heart by a master, addressed to students and practitioners of some clinical experience. The book also contains valuable analysis of the carefully studied clinical material in the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.

The introduction contains an expression of some of the author's philosophy on the general approach to modern clinical medicine. Physicians will benefit from reading this chapter. The writer exhibits great skill in applying physiologic, biochemical and morphologic contributions

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