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April 1939

Heart Failure.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1939;63(4):811-812. doi:10.1001/archinte.1939.00180210204015

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This book is rather unique in that it deals with heart disease only as it concerns heart failure. The various mechanisms leading to heart failure are discussed, as are also the circulatory changes that occur as a result of failure. In thus eliminating a discussion of heart disease other than that concerned with failure the author has been able to include a tremendous amount of information without making the book unduly large.

A consideration of the alterations of the circulation and the blood that are attendant on failure deals with blood volume, venous pressure, blood velocity, cardiac output and the other physiologic studies that have recently done much to help clear up the subject. Each of these subjects is generously dealt with, and the author has shown a nice discrimination in choosing those portions of the subjects that have a direct clinical application.

He then discusses the changes consequent on

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