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March 1943

A Short History of Cardiology.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;71(3):442. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210030143025

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Dr. Herrick is a rare person, able on passing his eightieth birthday to be regarded by his friends (and they include almost all members of the medical profession) as a man not 80 years old but 80 years young: still young enough to speak and write picturesquely and even to indulge in such a youthful misdemeanor as an attack of acute appendicitis. During his medical career he has stored away a vast fund of medical lore, and in this volume he describes his own concept of the essential history of cardiology during the last three centuries.

Such a book, coming from a man of Dr. Herrick's skill as a medical author and his direct way of looking at things, is bound to be significant. He expresses himself with characteristic style, kindly, gaily, wittily and always in a clear and scholarly manner. The size and the shape of the volume are

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