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June 12, 1937

Les lésions organiques du cœur: Étude clinique, anatomique et thérapeutique

JAMA. 1937;108(24):2068. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780240060031

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The purpose of the author is clearly stated in the introduction. He recognizes the rather schematic conception of disease that results from didactic teaching with the embarrassing confusion that follows when the student and practitioner are confronted with the concrete facts of daily practice. "Clinical teaching controlled by necropsy is the indispensable complement of theoretical instruction." This work, the result of twenty years of practical experience with the diseases of the heart, is issued as a contribution to such clinical teaching. The book is really an atlas of 185 illustrations from photographs of hearts found at necropsy. The publishers are justified in praising these not only as faithful reproductions of the anatomic specimens but also as examples of photography that is highly artistic. With the aid of small guide-diagrams and the legends one is easily able to identify the various parts of the organ. Brief clinical histories and abstracts of

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