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Out of the Republic of South Africa, from the University of Witwaterstrand in Johannesburg, has come this excellent and inexpensive addition to the primer-type texts on elementary principles of electrocardiography.
It has been written and designed with the student in mind, and is ideally suited for use as a basic text for a short (five weeks or so) course in interpreting electrocardiograms. The typesetter's art has been given full sway with good use made of boldface type and italics to emphasize salient points. Each topic is then summarized in outline fashion. The line drawings and the reproductions of actual tracings are plentiful and of good quality. They are appropriately placed in the text so that very little page-turning is necessary to correlate text and related illustration. The references are of prime importance, and form a good springboard for more advanced study.
The book is modern. It incorporates the more recent
Franzblau SA. An Introduction to Electrocardiography. JAMA. 1964;189(11):870. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070110072037
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