January 1934

La angina de pecho.

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By Dr. Gregorio N. Martinez. Pp. 278. Buenos Aires: Humberto Andreetta, 1933.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1934;53(1):162. doi:10.1001/archinte.1934.00160070167019

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This is an excellent monograph on angina pectoris based on the author's experience and on an extensive review of the literature. The bibliography contains 652 titles. The book is well illustrated not only with electrocardiograms, but with attractive colored illustrations. Particularly interesting are the ones showing diagrammatically the various operations that have been performed with the hope of relieving the pain of angina. The author inclines to the view that the ideas of Danielopolu are the nearest correct. He realizes that many of the attempts at operative relief have failed, but he believes that enough of them have been successful to warrant further attempts along this line.

As one would expect, there is not much new in regard to either pathology or treatment, but to any student of the subject able to read Spanish this book can serve as a splendid introduction to the subject of angina. The author is

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