By Albert N Brest, MD. Price, $10. Pp 304, with 91 illustrations. FA Davis Co, 1915 Arch St, Philadelphia 19103,1969.
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In this third number of a newlylaunched series, "Cardiovascular Clinics"; 17 papers are presented covering a fairly wide range of therapeutic agents and problems. The editor and the senior authors of most communications are distinguished cardiologists and surgeons.
It is difficult to offer a rational appraisal on a series of selected topics by a large number (37) of authors. I did not find one "bad" communication in this collection. "Drug Management of Hyperlipidemia" by Kritchevsky is a good, condensed review of various agents with an excellent bibliography and a very appropriate "Afterword" which points out the need for large-scale controlled trials.
Martz and Fasola contributed a very useful, well written set of thumbnail sketches of antihypertensive drugs accompanied by three composite patient presentations which, in contrast to many case reports, do not waste words and really illuminate all their points. Castellanos and colleagues have explored "Digitalis-Induced Arrhythmias" quite thoroughly in
Spodick DH. Cardiovascular Therapy.. Arch Intern Med. 1971;127(1):160-161. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310130164035