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October 12, 1940

Clinical Heart Disease

JAMA. 1940;115(15):1302. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810410068039

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This is a timely book for the medical student as well as the general practitioner interested in heart disease. The subject matter is presented in simple clear fashion. Throughout, stress is laid and quite properly so on the clinical aspects of heart disease and one is impressed with the author's regard for the patient as an individual as well as the medical problems involved. The personal bedside experiences are interesting and help to emphasize the value of clinical observation and experience.

The new chapter on the medicolegal aspects of heart disease is of current interest and importance and opens up a field which will probably require more consideration in the future on the part of the medical profession. It is highly questionable, however, whether "shadowing" a patient in a medicolegal case is the physician's duty.

Thyroid heart disease with emphasis on "masked thyrocardiacs" is again stressed to help clinicians recognize

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