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Several authors contribute to the two volumes on disease of the heart, which constitute only a section of this comprehensive system on clinical medicine. The first volume contains exhaustive discussions on anatomy, physiology, methods of examination, angina pectoris, and the general principles of treatment. Each topic is dealt with in great detail and is amply illustrated by diagrams and by reproductions of photographs. Unfortunately, the chapter on roentgenology is illustrated by diagrammatic sketches: reproductions of actual films would have added materially to the value of this part of the book. The section on electrocardiography includes a mass of detail concerning the more fundamental aspects of this diagnostic procedure which hardly belong in a book on clinical medicine. Lutembacher, who contributed most of the material comprising the first volume, in discussing cardiac failure, adheres to the traditional French conception of right and left ventricular insufficiency. The chapters on pharmacology of cardiac
Nouveau traité de médecine. JAMA. 1933;101(2):164. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740270068043
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