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In 1914 Cowan published his work on the heart. The second edition with Ritchie as co-author appeared twelve years later. These volumes received and deserved commendation. They were popular as textbooks for undergraduates and were useful to practitioners. The third edition merits the success of its predecessors. The many advances in knowledge of heart disease of the last twenty or even twelve years have necessitated much revision and much in the way of addition. The arrhythmias, the electrocardiogram, bacterial endocarditis, coronary thrombosis and angina pectoris are some of the topics that have been expanded and brought down to the present. Anatomy and pathology are adequately discussed. Mention should be made of the excellent character of the illustrations, nearly all of which are original. There is a helpful chapter by Arthur J. Ballantyne on the ocular manifestations of arterial disease. Fortunately the authors in their enthusiasm over the x-rays and the
Diseases of the Heart. JAMA. 1935;105(7):537. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760330063031
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