January 1955

Managing Your Coronary.

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By William A. Brams, M.D. Price, $2.95. Pp. 158. J. B. Lippincott Company, 227-231 S. 6th St., Philadelphia 5; Aldine House, 10-13 Bedford St., London, W.C. 2; 2083 Guy St., Montreal, 1953.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;95(1):177. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250070193027

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This small volume is intended for the patient and fully meets this goal. The author presents the facts on coronary disease in a direct, clear, and easy style. He leaves the impression of utter frankness without any element of alarm for even the most apprehensive type of patient. Facts on physiology, pathology, methods of diagnosis, and reasons for details of treatment are made available in an interesting, chatty, and effective manner. Throughout there is the emphasis on common sense and moderation, such as only a very experienced clinician can provide.

The chapters on the process of healing, on the program of rehabilitation, and on the modes of scientific research in the field of coronary disease are particularly well done. The problem of restriction of cholesterol in the diet is dealt with sensibly in the light of our present inadequate knowledge.

This book is to be highly recommended not only for

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