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September 3, 1955

A Primer of Electrocardiography. By George E. Burch, M.D., F.A.C.P.

JAMA. 1955;159(1):89. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960180091029

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Abstract

This third revision continues the high standards of its predecessors and includes the current accepted knowledge of the complex problems of electrocardiography. Its title is a little misleading due to the use of the word "primer," since the subject is dealt with in a comprehensive way. The word "primer," however, seems to have been used to emphasize the aim of the authors to supply the user with fundamental knowledge and understanding of the scope and limitations of clinical electrocardiography. This goal has been accomplished satisfactorily. The text is profusely illustrated with well-selected figures that aid the user in its understanding. Controversial matters have been omitted, apparently in the belief that they would be unsuitable for an introductory guide. In addition to the initial chapter on the principles of electrocardiography, the material is presented in sections dealing with analysis of the various components of the electrocardiogram and their clinical significance, the

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