By Rudolf Zuckermann, MD. Price, 39.20 MDN. Pp 535, with 141 illustrations. VEB Georg Thieme, 69 Jena, Villengang 2/ Postschliessfach Nr. 176, 1965.
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Atlas und Kurzgefasstes Lehrbuch der Phonokardiographie und Verwandter Untersuchungsmethoden, 3. Auflage. By Med. K. Holldack, MD, and Priv. -Doz. Dr. Med. D. Wolf. Price, 78 dm. Pp 292, with 230 illustrations. Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart, 1966. American Representative: Intercontinental Medical Book Corporation, 381 Park Ave S, New York.
Rather than usurping the function of the stethoscope, newer diagnostic methods have only increased its value in cardiology. In 67 pages, Zuckermann has listed the most significant classical and recent publications discussing the importance of sounds produced by the heart and blood vessels. The text of this book systematically summarizes the value, the technique, and the appropriate interpretation of auscultatory findings. It can introduce procedures to the novice and can enhance the skills of the expert.
The concepts from eastern Europe where Zuckermann now works are effectively wed to those from the New World where he trained under Ignacio Chavez, Salvador Aceves,
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