By Dr. Pedro Cossio, chief of the section on cardiology of the Argentine Institute for Diagnosis. Pp. 385, with 266 illustrations and diagrams. Buenos Aires: "El Ateneo," Librería científica y literaria, 1935.
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This book gives an interesting description of the various diagnostic methods now available for the recognition of cardiovascular diseases. The first chapter describes the anatomy and pathologic physiology of the circulatory system. Next is a chapter on the importance of an adequate history, and this lays due emphasis on the proper interpretation of symptoms. Next is an excellent account of how to examine the heart, of the technic of auscultation, percussion and palpation. Much of the remainder of the volume deals with the more mechanical diagnostic methods in general use; the electrocardiogram, the use of the roentgen rays or fluoroscope, sphygmomanometry, arteriography and methods for studying the capillaries.
Finally there is a long chapter of fifty-five pages which discusses in detail the interpretation of electrocardiographic tracings.
The charm of the book lies in the manner in which it is written. It is written simply and is well illustrated so that
Corazón y vasos.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1936;57(3):647. doi:10.1001/archinte.1936.00170070172020