August 1911

Diseases of the Heart and Aorta.

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By Arthur D. Hirschfelder, M.D., Associate in Medicine, Johns Hopkins University. With an Introductory Note by Lewellys F. Barker, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University. Cloth. Price, $6. Pp. 632, with 329 illustrations. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1910.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1911;VIII(2):262. doi:10.1001/archinte.1911.00060080142011

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It is almost as agreeable, and indeed quite as stimulating, to find an old subject presented in a new and suggestive manner as to chance upon a new subject itself, and the former, as a rule, is far more apt to be quickly and widely received. The tremendous strides which have recently been made in assisting us to understand the complicated mechanism of the cardiovascular apparatus, both in health and in disease, have developed a new and much broader point of view regarding heart disease. Until the publication of this book most of the contributions which have brought about this somewhat different attitude of mind had not been incorporated in the older text-books on the heart or modern system articles, nor have they exerted their full influence on them. The great value of the present book is that the author treats the subject in a new way. The

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