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September 11, 1937

The Fundamentals of Electrocardiographic Interpretation

JAMA. 1937;109(11):897. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780370063026

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This new book on clinical electrocardiography has been prepared for the beginner in the subject. Its arrangement is good and its text is clear and simple. The case histories in chapter XXXIII, the glossary and the bibliography of recent contributions to electrocardiographic literature arranged according to subject (for example, alternation, angina pectoris, diphtheria, low voltage, nicotine and T wave) should be especially useful. The book begins with a statement of the value of the electrocardiogram in clinical practice, goes on to discuss the principles and technic of electrocardiography, and presents the normal waves, or complexes, and the intervals between them, in the first section of the volume, comprising thirty-five pages. The second section, comprising nearly a hundred pages, deals with the individual wave changes or abnormalities, axis deviation and ventricular preponderance, and the various arrhythmias, including disturbances of conduction of all kinds. A third part of the book of some

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