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September 1940

Cardiovascular Diseases: Their Diagnosis and Treatment.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;66(3):781. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190150252018

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This book covers the most important problems in connection with cardiovascular disease in a more concise form than is usual in standard textbooks. The views expressed are based on the authors' personal experience, and no bibliography is appended. The views are not in discordance with generally accepted trends of thought. Two contributions to the value of the discussions are: first, the deliberate attempt to explain the underlying disturbances of physiology responsible for the clinical manifestations encountered in various abnormal cardiovascular states, and, second, the emphasis placed on the evaluation of data acquired at the bedside rather than through instrumental aid—information which might not always be available to every physician.

The initial chapters are devoted to the discussion of the mechanism and the differential diagnosis of dyspnea, as it occurs under various conditions, and of other clinical manifestations of cardiac failure. Special emphasis is devoted to the phenomenon of paroxysmal nocturnal

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