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September 14, 1984

Principles and Practice of Clinical Cardiology

Author Affiliations

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Rochester, NY

JAMA. 1984;252(10):1352. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03350100068039

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This cardiologic text by a master clinical cardiologist provides a broad overview of a complex field, which is undergoing rapid technological changes. Like Drs White, Levine, and Friedberg of the previous generation, Dr Selzer has transcribed his thinking process into words and has presented a personal approach to cardiologic problem solving. The book avoids the pitfalls of many multiauthored texts, and the reader does not lose sight of the forest for the trees. The reader, whether student, house officer, internist, or cardiologist, is provided with a wealth of practical clinical information with emphasis on thinking, reasoning, and good judgment.

The book is divided into two parts. The first half focuses on general cardiology and deals with diagnosis, therapy, and disturbances of mechanical and electrical cardiac performance. In the second part, specific diseases of the heart and circulation are highlighted with particular emphasis on the natural history and clinical course of