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July 25, 1931

Heart Disease.

JAMA. 1931;97(4):270. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730040052031

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The first thing that strikes one who takes up this book is that it is heavy, heavy in the sense of avoirdupois. This is due to the quality of the paper, which insures a clear print and illustrations that are distinct and not blurred. As one reads, one is struck by a note of individuality or personality. The author has not, either in his arrangement or in his handling of the material, followed the well worn paths of his predecessors. He has marked out new ones of his own. He has given some subjects scant treatment; others are discussed at greater length. He frankly states in his preface that in writing this textbook he is not concerned primarily with the details of anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology or instrumental technic. One is not surprised therefore to find that, while these subjects are not entirely omitted, they are not stressed as are

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