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April 6, 1935

The Heart Visible: A Clinical Study in Cardiovascular Roentgenology in Health and Disease

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By J. Polevski, M.D., Attending Physician and Cardiologist, Newark Beth Israel Hospital. Cloth. Price, $5. Pp. 207, with 122 illustrations. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company, 1934.

JAMA. 1935;104(14):1270-1271. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760140074034

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This small volume, intended by the author for the roentgenologist, cardiologist and clinician, has in it much of value and fills a definite hiatus in the American literature. It offers an intelligent compendium for the cardiologist or clinician who finds it inconvenient to consult the foreign textbooks or review the extensive scattered literature in English. Dr. Polevski covers the details of the normal and abnormal roentgen observations of the heart, pericardium and great vessels. He also explains clearly the technical procedures involved in making a comprehensive roentgen examination of the heart and great vessels. He has an adequate conception of what can be elicited by this method and a proper deference to the importance of correlations with clinical examinations. The material that he offers is sound, but in several instances one might take exception to the views propounded. The terms "mitral" and "aortic" heart are used loosely. It is not

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