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June 8, 1957

Coronary Heart Disease: Angina Pectoris; Myocardial Infarction

JAMA. 1957;164(6):710. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980060086023

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This book is an excellent review, both theoretical and practical, of the problems of coronary heart disease. In concise form, it brings the reader up to date on the latest opinion regarding the cause and pathogenesis of atherosclerotic vascular disease, distinguishing established facts and controversial subjects. The clinical and electrocardiographic material is well chosen and representative. The chapter on preventive aspects propagates a reasonable and conservative attitude toward various aspects of the problem, but the dietary treatment proposed is extreme in the restriction of fats. This book should be of great value to internists and general practitioners alike, and the author should be congratulated on assembling so many facts with a good bibliography in a volume of this size. The publishers did an excellent job in the printing of the text and illustrations.

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