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This second edition of Friedberg's book employs the same general approach as the first edition, with discussions of pathologic physiology and mechanisms of cardiac disorders receiving special emphasis in a very large and comprehensive work which includes almost all aspects of heart disease. Revisions in the new edition dictated by rapid advances in this field include additions to the discussion of newer graphic techniques in examination, revisions of the discussion of surgical techniques as applied to heart disease, discussion of newer concepts of medical therapy, and many other additions.
This volume is not particularly oriented toward pediatric cardiology, and much of its content will be of little or no value to the average pediatrician, although the discussions of rheumatic fever and congenital heart disease are very valuable. The discussions of diagnostic techniques, including electrocardiography, vectorcardiography, and radiologic examinations, will also prove of great value. The place of this book in
Diseases of the Heart.. AMA Am J Dis Child. 1957;94(3):355. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1957.04030040141027