By Professor Ludwig Braun. Price, 6 marks. Pp. 119. Vienna: Franz Deuticke, 1932.
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New points of view are likely to be stimulating and provocative. Such, indeed, describes the reviewer's reaction to the monograph of Professor Braun. The main line of argument relative to the important place that the symptom "Angst" takes in the clinical picture of cardiac disease is instructive and well repays the interest of the reader. The usual physical phenomena of cardiac disease are not emphasized. There are no description of pathology, little mention of standard methods of diagnosis and almost no mention of medical treatment. The monograph is devoted to the psychologic and emotional aspects of cardiac disease, especially as they are manifested in patients with the anginal syndrome. The discussion turns largely about the meaning of the word "Angst," its derivation, its development through various literatures and its significance to the physician at the bedside in the presence of the patient, whose outlook on life has been abruptly and
Herz und Angst.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;50(2):350. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150150182019