March 1970

Electrical Activity of the Heart.

Author Affiliations

San Francisco


Edited by GW Manning, PhD, MD, SD Ahuja, MBBS, DTM & G. Price, $15. Pp 322, with 142 figures and 16 tables. Charles C Thomas Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1969.

Arch Intern Med. 1970;125(3):550. doi:10.1001/archinte.1970.00310030160019

The number of books appearing each year which represents a series of lectures given at a medical conference on a given subject suggests that there is a reasonably large market for this type of monograph. Such conferences fall into two groups: a postgraduate course-type of conference, presenting a series of lectures by experts (presumably aimed at large audiences), and technical conferences in which investigators report on their recent research and where a smaller number of workers in a given field are brought together for a "work-conference."

The monograph edited by Manning and Ahuja has some features of both types of conferences. It covers some rather esoteric aspects of cardiac electrophysiology such as cellular activity, and computer analysis, as well as clinically applicable sections dealing with arrhythmias, pharmacology of antiarrhythmic drugs, and selected aspects of clinical electrocardiography.

Among the participants of the conference are several authors who have written books and

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