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October 25, 1941

Clinical Aspects of the Electrocardiogram Including the Cardiac Arrhythmias

JAMA. 1941;117(17):1488. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820430084038

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After eight years many will welcome another edition of this book, which first appeared in 1924. Terse presentation and a more lucid style would aid the beginner in assimilating the valuable material presented. The text abounds with references to illustrations. Were these more abundant and properly distributed with pagination indicated, frequent search for them, often extending over many pages, would be eliminated and much of the reader's time conserved. Approximately half of the illustrations appeared in the first edition. Legends have been modernized where necessary. Of the remainder, eighteen deal with various chest leads, five of these being concerned with anterior and posterior infarctions. The author describes the numerous varieties of chest leads and recommends that four (EF2, EF3, IVF and CF5) be routinely employed, an additional chest lead (CF6) being used in the presence of cardiac enlargement. This choice does not represent the consensus. The

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