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Classic Teachings in Clinical Cardiology: A Tribute to W. Proctor Harvey, vols 1 & 2, edited by Michael A. Chizner, 1526 pp, with illus, $145, ISBN 1-886128-06-5, Cedar Grove, NJ, Laennec Publishing, 1996.
The cardiology community is fortunate to have access to encyclopedic texts that undergo frequent and timely revision and are now integrated with the most advanced information technology. A request to review Classic Teaching in Clinical Cardiology evoked some initial skepticism that another 1500-page, two-volume edition would have a meaningful place in the library of the cardiovascular specialist. Such skepticism was clearly premature and not justified.
Former students and cardiology fellows of W. Proctor Harvey, MD, have compiled a 62-chapter book that details the subspecialty from the perspective of clinical skills and evaluations and honors Dr Harvey's unique contribution to cardiology. The work's consistent emphasis on the clinical art of cardiovascular medicine is its lasting contribution.
Mudge GF. Classic Cardiology. JAMA. 1997;277(8):675. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03540320077043