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October 21, 1939

Radiologie clinique du cœur et des gros vaisseaux

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Par Ch. Laubry, P. Cottenot, D. Routier et R. Heim de Balsac. Fascicules I et II. Cloth. Price, 430 francs. Pp. 163; 164-340, with 1,049 illustrations. Paris: Masson & Cie, 1939.

JAMA. 1939;113(17):1593. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800420067039

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There are three parts to the monograph. The first is concerned with the utility of x-ray examination of the cardiovascular system and the various technics by which this method may be applied to such examination. The second part is concerned with the appearance of the normal heart in all its variations and the factors at work in the production of such normal differences. The third part is concerned with organic heart disease and considers rheumatic, congenital, syphilitic, chronic myocarditic, hypertensive and pulmonary heart disease in the order named. Then the pericardial involvements and the picture produced by heart failure follows. The appearance produced by extracardiac mediastinal masses is finally considered. The bibliography is extensive. This two volume work on cardiovascular roentgenology is highly recommended. It is beautifully and completely illustrated and the terse discussion is quite adequate. The x-ray delineation of the right and left sides of the heart separately

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