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June 22, 1957

Clinical Electrocardiography: Interpretation on a Physiologic Basis

JAMA. 1957;164(8):937. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980080107029

This monograph represents the evolution of the theory of electrocardiography developed by Lewis and Wilson, as modified by Ashman and Bailey and interpreted by the author. It is a lucid presentation of one branch of the main stream of the evolution of thinking in electrocardiography. As such, it should be read by everyone professing to be a serious student of electrocardiography. Of necessity, the book is so complicated that the ordinary electrocardiographer and, particularly, the physician who uses electrocardiography for practical purposes without much concern about its theoretical background may find it difficult to follow. On several occasions the author presents assumptions, not yet fully established as part of his logical development of the subject, with the same degree of assurance as known facts. The ordinary reader may overlook this. There is great emphasis on the ventricular gradient, probably beyond its merit as a clinical tool. Nevertheless, the book is

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