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September 8, 1999

History of Cardiology: Cardiology: The Evolution of the Science and the Art

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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edited by Richard J. Bing, 2nd ed, 368 pp, with illus, $55, ISBN 0-8135-2627-2, paper, $24, ISBN 0-8135-2628-0, New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press, 1999.

JAMA. 1999;282(10):994-995. doi:10.1001/jama.282.10.994-JBK0908-3-1

When asked, I promptly accepted the invitation to review Richard Bing's second edition of his Cardiology: The Evolution of the Science and the Art. I was eager to examine the contents of the book for two reasons.

First, I always listen to Richard Bing and read what he writes because he is an excellent scientist, master composer of music, superb writer, and wise man. I suppose he is a genius.1 Also, it has always fascinated me that he worked with Charles Lindbergh and Alexis Carrel.