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August 2, 1952

Klinische Elektrokardiographie

JAMA. 1952;149(14):1357. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930310093042

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The fifth revised edition of this textbook of electrocardiography is a valuable addition to other recent German publications on the subject. As in previous editions a clear and concisely written text together with well-selected and well-reproduced illustrations reflects the author's great experience as a clinical electrocardiographer and teacher. Multiple chest leads and aV limb leads are widely applied, and the most important chapters are further clarified by excellent diagrams, some of which are modified or taken directly from various American texts. Only a few inconsistencies in labelling and legends need correction.

Abnormalities of contour are approached from an empirical point of view with great stress upon the type of development and of regression of changes. Vectorial analysis of the abnormal electrocardiogram, recently so much favored, is more or less omitted. Some subjects, like electrolyte imbalance, apart from changes of the calcium level, and acute cor pulmonale, would warrant more emphasis

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