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November 10, 1956

Treatment of Heart Disease: A Clinical Physiologic Approach

JAMA. 1956;162(11):1097. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970280077028

According to the authors, this book was added to the numberous recent books on heart disease as a "presentation of therapy in heart disease based upon sound physiological principles." Actually, the volume contains a great deal of information regarding symptomatology and diagnosis of the various forms of heart disease in addition to the discussion of therapy. The book is divided into seven parts. The first deals with the general aspects of pathological physiology of the circulation and with the action and clinical use of digitalis and quinidine sulfate; the subsequent sections deal with the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of hypertensive and arteriosclerotic heart disease, heart disease secondary to inflammation, congenital heart disease, surgery and pregnancy in heart disease, heart disease secondary to metabolic disorders, and the psychosomatic aspects and rehabilitation of patients with heart disease. A well-chosen list of references is included after each chapter, and at the end there

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