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August 8, 1914

Diseases of the Heart.

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(6):503-504. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570060063031

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In this book there is presented in condensed, yet reasonably complete manner, the modern views of diseases of the heart. The results of the study of such disease by the polygraph, electrocardiograph, sphygmomanometer and Roentgen ray are clearly described. Bacteriologic features are included as in the discussion of acute endocarditis. Chapters are found with titles strange to text-books of a decade ago, on the myogenic theory, stimulus production, nodal rhythm, conductivity, auricular flutter, auricular fibrillation, etc. The valvular lesions are well discussed, including the treatment. There is a full consideration of the various types of pericarditis. The author cites numerous instructive cases from his own personal experience to illustrate many of his points. The illustrations are largely original, and are illuminating. We were a little startled at finding the diagrammatic representation of a cardiac murmur planted squarely in the abdomen of the body figure, but learned that this is a

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