By Joseph M. Barker, M.D., F.A.C.P. Price, $10. Pp. 655, with 458 illustrations. Appleton-Century-Crofts Company, Inc., 35 W. 32d St., New York 16, 1952.
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This book answers a real need for an up-to-date presentation which, starting from "first principles," covers the theoretical and practical aspects of electrocardiography in a systematic, but not encyclopedic, manner. It summarizes unofficially, as it were, many of the concepts and writings of the school which under the leadership of Frank Wilson has contributed so profoundly to our knowledge of electrocardiography. The first six chapters (some 130 pages) deal with the fundamental aspects of the subject, including electrophysiology, a discourse on the various leads, the Einthoven triangle, and electrical axis. This section is followed by a systematic presentation of bundle branch block, myocardial infarction, myocardial ischemia, ventricular hypertrophy, the auricular complex, the arrhythmias, anomalous auriculoventricular conduction, and miscellaneous clinical manifestations. The concluding chapter is on reading, reporting, and coding of the electrocardiogram. A bibliography is appended, but it has been selected with obvious prejudice for those publications which coincide with
The Unipolar Electrocardiogram: A Clinical Interpretation.. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1952;90(5):729-730. doi:10.1001/archinte.1952.00240110155025