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December 1, 1956

Electrocardiographic Test Book. Volumes I and II

JAMA. 1956;162(14):1349. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970310077029

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The purpose of this book is to assist students in the study of electrocardiography. The presentation in volume I consists of 110 selected electrocardiograms reproduced as examples of normal and abnormal varieties, together with questions. The answers, documented and discussed on the basis of clinical and roentgenologic data, are assembled on the corresponding pages in volume II. In addition, the two volumes contain general questions and answers pertaining to electrocardiographic differential diagnosis; tables of normal measurements, mostly compiled from the literature and some thus far unpublished; and a comprehensive index. This original approach to teaching clinical electrocardiography should serve the limited aims of the authors, although objections can be raised concerning the examples selected, the interpretation of some of the records, and the illogical questions posed in conjunction with some of the records. There are some inconsistencies in dealing with the difficult problem of differentiation of ischemic alterations from those

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