January 1956


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By Dr. Emilio Araya. Price, not given. Pp. 425. Lopez & Etchegoyen, S. R. L., Junin N. 863 (R.20), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;97(1):114. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250190130026

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This book, written by Dr. Emilio Araya (Miembro titular de la Sociedad de Cardiologia) is specially for general practitioners. It covers much of the basic knowledge of electrocardiography, and each chapter is devoted to an important and basic problem. The author has reviewed the most valuable world bibliography, giving preference to American authors, primarily Wilson, Goldberger, and Grant.

It contains some important contributions of Argentine cardiology, such as Arrighi's wellknown classic report. The section on arrythmias is specially clear and of particular interest for students. On the other hand, recently advanced research on ECG in mitral stenosis, including the indications for surgical treatment, ECG in congenital heart disease, and normal ECG in newborn babies and children, is not very extensively treated.

As a whole, this book should prove valuable for Spanish-speaking students and general practitioners and also for cardiologists as a bibliographic reference book.

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