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Book Reviews
October 1940

Illustrative Electrocardiography.

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By Dr. Julius Burstein. Second edition. Price, $5.00. Pp. 292, with 106 illustrations. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1940.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(4):1006-1007. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000040225024

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The title of this book describes it very well. It consists almost entirely of reproductions of electrocardiograms which illustrate both normal findings and abnormal deviations. Accompanying each illustration is a brief but clearcut description of the significant points demonstrated. The material is well arranged and comprehensive. The arrhythmias are dealt with in detail. The section dealing with coronary occlusions is not quite so complete. However, the classic types are adequately illustrated. Especially helpful are the serial curves from several cases of coronary occlusion. These demonstrate well the electrocardiographic deviations at the time of the occlusion and the changes in the days and weeks following. In several instances serial curves are shown which extend over a period of years following the occlusion.

The section on precordial leads is excellent and includes the report of the Committee for the Standardization of Precordial Leads. This report, together with the illustrations, should help to

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