May 1972

Cardiovascular Clinics: Arrhythmias.

Author Affiliations

San Francisco


By Albert N Brest, MD, Leonard S Dreifus, MD. Price, $10. Pp 324, with 151 illustrations. FA Davis Co, 1915 Arch St, Philadelphia 19103,1970.

Arch Intern Med. 1972;129(5):838. doi:10.1001/archinte.1972.00320050162025

This monograph is one of a series appearing periodically under the name of Cardiovascular Clinics. Guest edited by Leonard S. Dreifus, it contains 16 articles dealing with the subject of arrhythmias, ranging from the anatomy of the conducting system to computer diagnosis of arrhythmias.

With the recent explosion of medical knowledge, the publication of monographs dealing with a single, rather narrow subject has gained great popularity as a means of permitting the reader to study a subject in more depth than in textbooks or review articles, without having to delve into the original publications. As a rule, monographs are multiauthored; some constitute proceedings of a postgraduate course; others—such as this one—consist of articles especially written for the monograph. It is obvious that the latter type ends in a superior product. One can surmise that an author invited to give a talk and to submit a manuscript considers the oral presentation

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