By William Dock, M.D. Price, $2.50. Pp. 98, with 23 illustrations. University of Kansas Press, Lawrence, Kan. 1956.
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Bill Dock is in the tradition of the memorable peripatetic professors of the ninteenth century in American medicine, and his wanderlust in moving about from place to place reflects his restless spirit in medical research. He has become a very useful gadfly, deflating the pompous and inspiring a proper regard for inquiry in younger investigators and clinicians. The three lectures which constitute Series 21 of the Porter Lectures from the University of Kansas are good up-to-date résumés of three fields of active investigation in cardiology to which the author himself has made notable contributions. Not the least of the value of these essays is their close connection with the current of medical history, the many devious meanderings of which are illustrated in a delightful and breezy style by appropriate references and commentaries. Many dramatic examples of what Wilfred Trotter has so well called the mysterious viability of the false are
Bean WB. Heart Sounds, Cardiac Pulsations, and Coronary Disease.. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;100(6):1022. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260120166033