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June 30, 1951

Heart Disease: Its Diagnosis and Treatment

JAMA. 1951;146(9):876. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670090108040

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When a new book on heart disease is published, one may well ask why there is need for any more books on the subject in view of the plentiful supply of such treatises. It was with this point of view that this book was analyzed. In its favor is the fact that it is complete in its scope; its bibliography is up-to-date, and some of the illustrations and tables are very informative, particularly those on fluoroscopy and electrocardiography. Furthermore, this book attempts to integrate into a pleasing whole the old traditional viewpoint of cardiovascular disease with the more modern methodologies which have sprung up recently, and in this effort, excellent coordination is achieved. The format is pleasing, although it might have been better not to have so many subheadings, and it might have been advisable to avoid having so many cross references (with page number) within the text. The text

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