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Book Reviews
May 1948

Illustrative Electrocardiography.

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By Julius Burnstein and Nathan Bloom. Third edition. Price $6. Pp. 325. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1948.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;75(5):768. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030020785018

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This is an excellent book for students who are beginning the study of electrocardiography. The authors describe in simple terms the form of the normal electrocardiogram and illustrate the classic deviations from the normal. The illustrations are well selected and accompanied with adequate and concise explanations. The arrangement and form make it an easy textbook to follow. The print is clearcut and easily read.

The book includes a brief but excellent discussion of precordial leads but is rather lacking in illustrations of the abnormal patterns found in these leads. There is little concerning the variations of the electrocardiogram in children. The authors have included some illustrations of phonocardiograms and cardiovascular silhouettes which, while not essential to a book on electrocardiography, are of general interest to the student of cardiology.

The authors state in the preface that they have avoided the theoretic aspects of electrocardiography. Although this does serve to make

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