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October 1929

Clinical Electrocardiograms: Their Interpretation and Significance.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1929;44(4):623-624. doi:10.1001/archinte.1929.00140040161018

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This book consists, for the most part, of electrocardiograms taken from the author's collection. The author's interpretation of each tracing is given together with clinical diagnosis of heart disease in the patient from whom the tracing was made. The clinical significance of the tracing is discussed in many cases, and a few tables are included to indicate the possibility of a prognostic value in certain abnormal characteristics of the electrocardiogram.

The book is well prepared. The tracings are clearcut and well marked, and the explanatory remarks are clear and concise.

As far as the subject matter is concerned, with the exception of the author's observations on the prognostic significance of certain aberrations of the T wave, nothing is contained in the book that has not been said before. The interpretation of the tracings is, for the most part, clear and convincing, but interpretations and statements occur which might be open

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