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The author has, over the course of years, gained wide experience as a cardiologist. Thus, his book reflects to a large measure his own work rather than a review of the literature. The text is clearly written and well illustrated. Although the word "circulation" in the title suggests that a section on peripheral vascular disease might be included in the book, such is not the case. The author states in the preface that such a section was originally contemplated but abandoned because so many excellent monographs are already available on the subject.
This edition has been completely rewritten to include the recent advances in cardiology. Thus in the section on congestive heart failure such drugs as Mictine and Diamox are discussed; under rheumatic fever the use of benzathine penicillin as a prophylactic agent is described; and recent research on the role of fat in the diet is summarized in the
Diseases of the Heart and Circulation. JAMA. 1957;163(10):901. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970450103031