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This publication, apparently for the first time, assembles in systematic form the many pulsation phenomena observed over the thorax. Observation by simple clinical methods, chiefly inspection and palpation, are assembled and analyzed with especial reference to their physiologic, diagnostic and therapeutic significance in cardiovascular disease. The isolated observations of pulsation phenomena of the thorax by many of the older clinicians, such as Bamberger, Skoda, Ortner and Talma, as well as those of the present generation of cardiologists, are assembled and, in addition, the author has pursued a sensible plan of clinical investigation, using the simple means of ordinary physical examination. This is remarkable in these days of elaborate graphic methods of investigation of cardiovascular disease, which have forced the older although none the less valuable methods of clinical investigation within this field into the background. The volume is carefully planned, well written and adequately illustrated. The first part is a
Die Brustwandpulsationen als Symptome von Herz- und Gefässkrankheiten. JAMA. 1933;101(15):1180. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740400066042
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