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April 11, 1977

Coronary Heart Disease: Clinical, Angiographic, and Pathologic Profiles

JAMA. 1977;237(15):1623. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270420091029

This comprehensively annotated jumbo atlas is based on the authors' extensive experience with coronary disease, representing the combined efforts of distinguished workers in cardiac pathology, radiology, and medicine. The oversize format permits reproduction of magnificent roentgenograms, particularly superb views of the coronary circulation accompanied by suitably labeled sketches, and magnifications of gross and microscopic pathologic specimens. The text is everywhere subordinated to the illustrations yet is an outstanding example of concise communication covering all the essential information. Another advantage of the large size is the pleasant spatial arrangements, clearly a tribute to the publisher's sense of design. There are many ECGs keyed to the case material; all of them have the "too-good-to-be-true" definition of drawings. With few exceptions, the process must have involved retouching of actual tracings to produce uniformly excellent reproductions of the electrical counterparts of the anatomic and clinical data.

The preface contains the usual shotgun statement describing