November 1930

Sindrome de Oclusion Coronaria.

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By Antonio Battro. Pp. 200. Buenos Aires: Elateneo librería cientifica y literaria, 1930.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1930;46(5):899. doi:10.1001/archinte.1930.00140170160013

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While containing comparatively little original matter, this monograph of 200 pages is an excellent summary of the knowledge of coronary diseases. In the first section, the anatomy of the coronary vessels is carefully worked out and contains numerous good illustrations in color as well as roentgenograms of injected specimens of human hearts. The lack of overlap of the coronary fields is emphasized in the following chapter on the physiology of the coronary circulation and one describing the clinical symptoms of infarction of the myocardium. The best part of the work consists of a series of experimental studies, giving electrocardiograms of the cases in which the coronary vessels were ligated experimentally in various places. These are backed up by microscopic sections of the same material. The author continues with case reports, showing postmortem appearances together with the electrocardiographic tracings before death of a number of both acute and chronic cases. The

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