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December 9, 1950

Les maladies des coronaires: L'infarctus du myocarde, l'insuffisance coronarienne

JAMA. 1950;144(15):1318. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920150092034

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The first edition of this extensive monograph appeared during the German occupation in 1943, while France was cut off from England and America, and it is fitting that this edition should appear in the year of the First International Cardiological Congress, of which Professor Laubry was the distinguished president. The authors have now "had the full echo of the revolutions in electrocardiographic technic operating in America."

The subject matter is well covered. There are sections on the anatomy, physiology and pharmacology of normal coronary vessels. There is a chapter on etiology. That on the abnormalities of the electrocardiogram comprises 68 pages. The chapter concerned with the clinical description of acute coronary thrombosis is 114 pages long and is done with great clarity and order, although the value of such a detailed exposition is doubtful. Pathological anatomy and the physiological and pharmacodynamic changes induced by coronary disease are also discussed at

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