August 8, 1931

Clinical Electrocardiography.

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By Sir Thomas Lewis, M.D., F.R.S., D.Sc., Physician of the Staff of the Medical Research Council. Fifth edition. Cloth. Price, 8s. 6d. Pp. 128, with 107 illustrations. London: Shaw & Sons, Ltd., 1931.

JAMA. 1931;97(6):413. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730060051034

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This little monograph still holds a leading place as a guide to clinical electrocardiography, though there are today several excellent rivals some of which are more complete. Its continued popularity is due largely to the fact that the author has the ability to express himself in a manner that is clear, concise and exact. He makes even an abstruse subject seem simple and easily understandable. Moreover, the reader feels assured that the statements of the book are scientifically accurate; Sir Thomas Lewis is an acknowledged world-wide authority in cardiology. This edition follows the fourth at an interval of two and a half years. While the book is essentially a reprint, there has been some revision. Thus it is seen that on page 30 the figures that were formerly described as illustrating right and left bundle branch block are now shown as indicating "defective conduction in a division of the auriculoventricular

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