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October 1932

Diseases of the Coronary Arteries. (Myocarditis).

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;50(4):645-646. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150170137013

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Disorders of the coronary circulation have always been matters of great interest to physicians. Since the time of Heberden and Jenner the amount of study and investigative work devoted to this subject has been tremendous. In this book Sutton and Lueth have reviewed this vast amount of material and have covered the field in a way to be of great value to the reader. The mass of statistical data is unfolded so rapidly and the book so abounds with references to the literature that the orderly discussion of the subject is somewhat obscured.

The first chapter is devoted to the symptomatology of heart failure. The authors rather apologetically touch on acute myocarditis, and, indeed, it adds nothing to the book. The term itself is a difficult one to justify, and an attempt to deal with it in two scant pages is foredoomed to failure. The advisability of dealing with rheumatic

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