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April 29, 1939

Cardiovascular Disease in General Practice

JAMA. 1939;112(17):1756. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800170102033

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This book it intended to expound to the general practitioner those principles and practices which are of immediate utility to him in his everyday handling of cardiac patients. In this the author succeeds admirably. Function and etiology are emphasized in preference to morphology; this is in line with the modern trend in the field of cardiovascular diseases. The scope of the book can be appreciated by a glance at the chapter headings: interpretation of symptoms, physical examination, heart failure and its treatment, coronary circulatory failure, peripheral circulatory failure, rheumatic and syphilitic cardiovascular disease, chronic valvular diseases, subacute endocarditis, pericarditis, hypertension, arrhythmias, circulation in anemia, in lung and kidney disease, in anesthesia, in pregnancy and in athletes, congenital heart disease, diseases of the arteries and veins, the heart in older persons, and aberrations of the normal heart. The book avoids the undue emphasis on chronic valvular disease which has been so

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