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March 2, 1957

World Trends in Cardiology: Selected Papers from Second World Congress of Cardiology and Twenty-Seventh Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association Held in Washington, D. C

JAMA. 1957;163(9):792-793. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970440088028

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Volume 1 of this series contains reports from various countries on the effects of diet on coronary deaths and makes fascinating reading. It seems we eat too much fat. Volume 2 brings surgeons and cardiologists up to date on world attitudes toward the surgery of congenital and acquired heart disease. For those who are conversant with the basic principles of cardiac physiology, volume 3 is highly recommended. Experts in the field report on such subjects as flow rates, techniques of radioactive measuring of red blood cell volume, and the physiology of muscle contraction. The building blocks of cardiac physiology are well laid.

For all internists as well as cardiologists who treat rheumatic fever, hypertension, and coronary heart disease, volume 4 is essential. The chapter on surgical or medical treatment of hypertension should not be missed. The salt-poor diet receives the consideration to which it is entitled. The superior virtues of

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