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To one familiar with the literature of cardiology of the last twenty years, the name of Henri Fredericq is a guaranty that this volume is scholarly, scientific and down to date. The author shows his intimate knowledge of the subject by his masterly presentation of facts, his frequent reference to the work of others, and his judicial discussion of controversial points. His own productive investigations are much in evidence and enable him to speak authoritatively. Complete as is this book, the author is reserving for a later volume the consideration of many chemical and metabolic questions pertaining to the heart. The five chapters of the present work cover the origin and intracardiac conduction of excitation and contraction, autonomic rhythms of the heart, the physiology of the nodal tissue, neurogenic and myogenic theories of automatism and of intracardiac conduction, the electric manifestations of excitation, the physiologic electrocardiogram, and the nature of
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