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July 21, 1956

Clinical Electrocardiography. Part I: The Arrhythmias with an Atlas of Electrocardiograms

JAMA. 1956;161(12):1209. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970120091024

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In 1941, Dr. Katz published a book on electrocardiography, which went into the second edition in 1946. Because there has been much new material in the past 10 years, the present authors decided to publish the new book in two volumes. The second volume will bear the subtitle "Electrocardiographic Contours." This decision appears to be a wise one, because the authors have written an excellent treatise on the arrhythmias from the physiological point of view. In a consideration of mechanisms involved, the authors give precedence to their own views, which are sometimes contrary to those generally accepted. Since each chapter ends with a good bibliography, the reader can refer to the original sources in order to form his own opinion on controversial items. The book is well illustrated with diagrams, photographs, and electrocardiograms. In many instances the electrocardiograms are accompanied by the case report, so that there is an excellent

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