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November 12, 1938

Subacute and Chronic Pcricardial and Myocardial Lesions Due to Non-Penetrating Traumatic Injuries: A Clinical Study

JAMA. 1938;111(20):1874. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790460068030

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This monograph is an exhaustive study of traumatic myocardial disease. As the author states in the introduction, when the physician is faced with the problem of a patient that may have developed cardiac disease following a blow on the chest or other trauma it is difficult to find detailed knowledge of this subject in an ordinary textbook. For this reason a book of this type fills a long felt want. The first chapter consists of some remarks on the history and the delimitation of the subject. The historical aspect is particularly interesting, and Oluff Borch, whose biography constitutes a separate portion of the monograph, is a native of Jutland and a matriculate of Copenhagen and is given credit for publishing the first report of a case. In the succeeding chapters the author has collected and analyzed 197 cases from the literature and added six additional cases of his own. The

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