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October 1951

Diseases of the Heart and Circulation.

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By Paul H. Wood, O.B.E., M.D. (Melbourne), F.R.C.P. (London). Price, $12.50. Pp. 590, with 355 illustrations. J. B. Lippincott Company, 227-231 S. 6th St., Philadelphia 5, 1951.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;88(4):548. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810100132013

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This is a well-organized, new textbook which, in general, covers the material thoroughly and adequately. Specifically, physiological and anatomical principles are well discussed. Therapy is well outlined. The physical diagnostic aspects are well summarized. The more recent advances in cardiology are well covered, including congenital anomalies of the heart and related catheterization studies. The amount of material considered in electrocardiography, as such, is adequate for the need. Little space is given to the theoretical concepts and material which would not be of practical interest to the internist or general practitioner. In conclusion, one must certainly say that this book covers the ground very well and will be as useful to the internist or general practitioner as any other textbook of cardiology.

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