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May 7, 1910

Lehrbuch der Krankheiten des Herzens und der Blutgefässe. Von Dr. Ernst Romberg, O. Professor und Direktor der Medizinischen Klinik in Tübingen.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(19):1575. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550450085025

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In this new edition of this standard work no departure from the original plan has been attempted. Forty pages are added which are made up of sentences and paragraphs inserted here and there, bringing the work well abreast of the times. Its strong, clear and scientific discussion of cardiac disease will make it for a long time one of our authoritative treatises. The bibliography is one of the valuable features of the book.

In his preface to this edition Romberg sounds a note of warning against the danger of placing too much reliance on the graphic methods of studying the diseases of the heart to the exclusion of the older methods. He is inclined to think that the practical results of these methods, in particular the study of the variations in the venous pulse, have been overestimated by some. One must heartily endorse his plea for the employment of all

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