October 1941

Synopsis of Diseases of the Heart and Arteries.

Author Affiliations

By George R. Herrmann, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., Professor of Medicine, University of Texas; Director of the Cardiovascular Service, John Sealy Hospital; Consultant in Vascular Disease, United States Marine Hospital. Second edition. Price, $5, cloth. Pp. 468, with 91 illustrations and 3 plates. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1941.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;68(4):847-848. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200100186011

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This book is just what the author says it is in the preface to the first edition: a short cut to the solution of problems in cardiovascular disease. From this standpoint it is an excellent little book. It is difficult to find anything of importance in the study of heart disease that has been omitted, although many things of importance are only mentioned and not discussed. This is sure to be true in a synopsis, and it is in the selection of material that the author of such a book meets his greatest test. Dr. Herrmann has done well, but it is likely that he will be criticized by those whose opinion in regard to the selection of material does not agree with his own.

His note on the implications and the significance of cardiovascular disease should be read by every medical student and young practitioner.

The book deals with

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