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March 17, 1951

Clinical Electrocardiography

JAMA. 1951;145(11):856. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920290082041

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In this small book is contained a carefully written, accurate and concise presentation of electrocardiographic aids to clinical diagnosis. Electrocardiography is considered as one of the tools used in the evaluation of a cardiac condition, to be correlated with other parts of the examination. Where there is some controversy, the author wisely presents the current view, giving references to opposing evidence. Thus, long, drawn out discussions are avoided. The illustrations show common conditions rather than the bizarre and unusual. The author has shown excellent judgment also in adhering closely to the nomenclature adopted by the American Heart Association. The book is written not for the heart specialist but rather for the general practitioner and those who desire a general survey of the field of electrocardiography. Its chief purpose is to show where the electrocardiogram can be of aid in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of the cardiac patient. An excellent

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