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July 24, 1937

Heart Disease

JAMA. 1937;109(4):304. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780300060036

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The second edition of this deservingly popular book is a vast improvement over the first. The book has been entirely revised and many better illustrations have been provided. The extensive bibliography of the first edition has been abbreviated and brought down to date. Its utility has been greatly enhanced by placing the references at the end of each chapter instead of, as before, at the end of the book. Otherwise, the same plan has been employed as in the first edition, but the first section dealing with the cardiovascular examination has been considerably reduced. It is regrettable that in this reduction the chapter on symptoms seems to have been greatly shortened. The same saving in space could more suitably have been obtained if the chapter on auscultation had been reduced and some of the polygraph and apex beat tracings in the chapter on pulsations had been omitted. Considerable reduction in

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