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April 10, 1948

Der Myokardinfarkt: Erkennung, Behandlung und Verhütung

JAMA. 1948;136(15):1008. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890320052029

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This third edition summarizes the author's experiences and is based on over 700 personal cases of myocardial infarction. The reviewer has not seen the second edition, which appeared in 1941, but on comparing this edition with the first, it is apparent that the entire subject has been greatly expanded, this edition being double the size of the first. The book is taken up primarily with a consideration of the clinical aspects of this condition, the experimental background having been abbreviated as the author's own experimental experiences have dimmed and as his interest has become more and more clinical. This edition was written during the war with its inevitable handicaps. The literature is carried through to 1941, but the American and English publications which appeared during the war and which contributed greatly to the subject are not covered. This leads to obvious defects. The presentation of the electrocardiogram is inadequate and

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