By R. Curtis Ellison, MD, and Norma J. Restieaux, MB, Ch B. Price, $13.50. Pp 209, with 138 illustrations. W. B. Saunders Co., West Washington Square, Philadelphia 19105, 1972.
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I cannot fault the honesty or accuracy of this book. It represents work from one of the great children's heart centers of the world done under the supervision of Alexander Nadas, chief of cardiology at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston, with the additional input of Paul G. Hugenholtz. The material in the book comes from a center, doing thorough cardiovascular analysis and able to correlate the vectorcardiogram with cardiac catheterization and surgery. Therefore, my impression is that it is an excellent book on the vectorcardiogram in congenital heart disease, and I have no criticism of it.
My hesitancy comes from my inability to justify a hardback, $13.50 book on a subject for which there must be an extremely small audience. My pecuniary instinct brings forth the query as to why this was simply not published as a series of articles and allowed to stand in literature as a
Dimond EG. Vectorcardiography in Congenital Heart Disease, ed 1.. Arch Intern Med. 1974;133(2):320-321. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320140158026