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December 23, 1983

Moss' Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Author Affiliations

University of Miami School of Medicine

JAMA. 1983;250(24):3343. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03340240069042

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The format of the third edition of this textbook of pediatric cardiology is similar to the second edition. There are five major parts consisting of topics on general cardiology, individual congenital defects, infectious diseases, metabolic and degenerative diseases, and special problems. The sixth part is a comprehensive appendix of drugs and dosages.

Part 1 includes two new chapters, one by R. A. Hurwitz and S. T. Treves on nuclear cardiology and the other by F. W. James on exercise testing. Most of the chapters are brief, except for a well-integrated chapter on electrocardiography by J. Liebman and R. Plonsey, which is a small book in itself. R. A. Meyer has contributed an excellent chapter on M-mode and two-dimensional ultra-sound. Remarkable clarity characterizes the presentation and illustrations.

Part 2 of this book is devoted to the individual lesions. The majority of the chapters have been reorganized and updated. Almost all chapters