October 1937

Diseases of the Coronary Arteries and Cardiac Pain.

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Edited by Robert L. Levy, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University. Price, $6. Pp. 451, with 94 illustrations. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;60(4):733. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00180040169016

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This monograph, on a subject of great interest to all practitioners, was prepared by a group of fourteen well known specialists, each of whom wrote one or more chapters on some phase of cardiac pain in which he is particularly interested. The result is a comprehensive volume. The manner in which the editor has assembled the material is attractive, the printing is good and the illustrations and tables that appear are clear and easily understandable.

As regards contents, all one can say is that each chapter is delightfully written and is accompanied with a good bibliography. The various phases of cardiac pain are discussed, all the way from the early history of angina pectoris and coronary occlusion through the physiology, pathology and clinical manifestations of these disorders to their most recent therapeutic attack by modern surgical methods. On the whole, the book is extremely good; it can be enthusiastically recommended

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