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September 4, 1937

Altgemeine Elektrokardiographie

JAMA. 1937;109(10):816. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780360064029

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This pamphlet is an attempt to present the physiologic and physical background of electrocardiography in elementary language. This is accomplished by correlating the text with well chosen illustrations. It should help the medical student and general practitioner to obtain a clear idea of the theory behind electrocardiography, provided he can rid himself of the mental hazard which so many students have who enter this field. The presentation is of necessity dogmatic, and yet the majority of authorities will find little to take exception to. The appendix on the manner in which to analyze and describe the electrocardiogram is out of place and should have been omitted. It can serve no useful purpose for the student who has no previous knowledge of electrocardiography, for whom the pamphlet was written, and is too sketchy for the experienced. Many of the illustrations are refreshingly different from those in monographs covering this subject and

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