January 2, 1954

A Primer of Cardiology

JAMA. 1954;154(1):99. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940350101046

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A perusal of this second edition indicates that it will create as much interest as the first. New material has been included and viewpoints changed without sacrificing the style that made the first edition popular. The section on congenital heart disease has been greatly expanded, and alterations appear in regard to the mechanisms of congestive failure and edema. The discussions of the treatment of congestive heart failure, coronary occlusion, and angina pectoris have also been expanded, and that of the treatment of syphilis has been brought up to date. Throughout, emphasis has been placed on the correlation of basic principles of cardiovascular physiology with clinical cardiac states. Controversy has been avoided, and the text has been profusely documented with illustrations. Occasional errors in proofreading mar the otherwise excellent presentation, e. g., figure 149 erroneously shows a diastolic pressure of 8 mm. Hg in the normal aorta, and, on page 248

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