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December 16, 1944

Heart Disease

JAMA. 1944;126(16):1056. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850510064024

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The first edition of this book was published in 1931, the second in 1937. Just as the second edition was a vast improvement over the first, so the present volume is further along the road to perfection. The arrangement of the book has not been greatly altered, but it is apparent throughout that the author has taken great pains to revise it in accord with current advances in the cardiovascular field and also to meet the major criticisms made of the earlier editions. As a veteran hewing close to the line, he separates fact and fancy. Hypothetical and unsettled issues are mentioned but not labored; they are, as the author states in his preface, "dismissed with remarks which summarize what we know and what we don't know about them." In accomplishing this admittedly difficult task, he has enhanced the value of his book as a textbook for students as well

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