by A. E. Becker and R. H. Anderson, 280 pp, with illus, $80, New York, Raven Press, and London, Gower Publishing Co Ltd.
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This integrated text and color atlas of cardiac disease is an extraordinarily fine book. Becker, who is a professor of pathology at the University of Amsterdam and Anderson, who is a professor of pediatric cardiac morphology at the University of London, acknowledge an immense debt to Dr Jesse Edwards, to whom the volume is dedicated. This atlas of cardiac pathology also is indebted to Dr Edwards' atlases of acquired and congenital heart disease, which were presented in the 1960s. In this book cardiac diseases are similarly presented with superb illustrations of gross photography and photomicrography and with liberal additions of diagrams, making this volume a first-class update of Edwards' atlases. While the authors have concentrated on the pictorial display of the diseased heart and have not attempted to present a text with encyclopedic detail, I found that the text more than adequately explains the diseases that are so admirably illustrated.
BERTHRONG M. Cardiac Pathology: An Integrated Text and Color Atlas. Arch Surg. 1985;120(2):245. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1985.01390260103018