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July 16, 1982

Textbook of Clinical Cardiology

Author Affiliations

Miami Heart Institute Miami Beach, Fla

JAMA. 1982;248(3):375. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330030073046

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I enjoyed Dr Goldberger's book very much, but then the reader of this review should realize that I admire most medical texts. Authors face a Herculean task when they undertake a project so vast, even without including, as the present text does, all the attributes I like most in a work on cardiology. In fact, one is reminded of two all-time favorites, Samuel Levine and Paul Wood. While this work is in no way encyclopedic like the output of Luisada, Hurst, or Braunwald, if you read this contribution thoroughly you will glean a good knowledge of how to diagnose and treat cardiological problems.

Dr Goldberger has divided his book into six parts. Part 1 covers methods of examining patients and includes everything from a study of symptoms and signs to echocardiography, cardiovascular nuclear medicine, and angiography. In part 2, instead of discussing disease, he lists all the entities as syndromes,