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November 2, 1957

An Atlas of Cardiac Surgery

JAMA. 1957;165(9):1217. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980270127036

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The details of intracardiac anatomy have been minimized until recently because of their restricted academic interest; but today, with open heart surgery a reality, a knowledge of these is essential. In this volume, not only are the details of most of the standard acceptable cardiac operations shown in clearly labeled drawings, but the possible complications are given also. This fact demonstrates the thoroughness with which the author has constructed his book. Many of the unpublished "key maneuvers" to the various operations are emphasized. The section of this book entitled "Adjuvants to Cardiac Surgery" contains material that ranges in variety from technical details of instruments to the steps necessary for hypothermia and the setting up of extracorporeal circulation systems. To anyone interested in present-day cardiac surgery, this book offers a simple and complete review. The large, clear drawings are easy to follow, and represent much valuable material. This review of cardiac

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