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July 3, 1937

Clinical Roentgenology of the Cardiovascular System: Anatomy—Physiology— Pathology — Experiments and Clinical Applications

JAMA. 1937;109(1):74. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780270076031

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Abstract

This book presents the application of roentgenologic methods to the diagnosis of disease of the heart and blood vessels. The subject is opened with a discussion of roentgenologic technic and a consideration of the normal anatomy and measurements and the dynamics of the cardiovascular system. Here also are considered the changes brought about by certain physiologic causes, such as exercise and pregnancy, and the changes brought about by a few pharmacologic agents. The remainder of the book, about two thirds of it, is given over to a discussion of cardiovascular disease. The x-ray appearances in disease are taken up, first from an etiologic standpoint and secondly as to the structural changes. Disease of the aorta and the pulmonary arteries is discussed. Pericardial disease is carefully considered, as is also peripheral vascular disease. There is a short chapter on disturbances of rate and rhythm and one dealing with congenital heart disease.

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