[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
August 12, 1974

The Mammalian Myocardium

Author Affiliations

Tufts University School of Medicine Boston

JAMA. 1974;229(7):851-852. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230450075041

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


The distinguished editors of The Mammalian Myocardium have assembled a list of contributors that proclaims the quality of this comprehensive exploration of cardiac ultrastructure and what might be termed "ultrafunction." The stupendous advances of the past decade in subcellular anatomy, physiology, and chemistry are discussed in depth and integrated by consummate authorities in ten separate but mutually related essays. Indeed, it is quite impossible to cite one or another contribution as outstanding because of the uniform standard of excellence achieved. Moreover, the sections are not the familiar train of review articles, but rather based largely on the work of each contributor. Finally, there are no multiauthored chapters, a particularly refreshing quality, since the reader is never in doubt regarding the authority for the facts, theories, hypotheses, and conclusions presented.

This book is enriched by contributions by the editors themselves (Brady on myocardial electrophysiology and mechanics; Langer on ionic movements in