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November 12, 1904

The Nervous Affections of the Heart, Being the Morison Lectures Delivered Before the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1902 and' 1903.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(20):1484-1485. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500200054019

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Abstract

Again medical literature is enriched by a contribution from the pen of the distinguished Gibson, who has succeeded to the reputation of his late famous teacher and predecessor, George Balfour. As stated on the title page, this book of 99 pages is a reproduction, with a few verbal alterations, of certain lectures which were originally published in the Edinburgh Mediical Journal. They consist of six lectures, divided into two sections, the first three dealing with the clinical, pathologic and therapeutic aspects of the sensory disturbances, and the three comprising the second section being devoted to the rate, rhythm and force of the heart as displayed in its motor disturbances. The book is well worth the perusal of every practitioner of medicine and in particular such physicians as are interested in life insurance examinations. The physiology of the innervation of the heart and of its motor mechanism is entered into clearly

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