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January 1945

Heart Disease.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1945;75(1):74. doi:10.1001/archinte.1945.00210250081012

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The third edition of this standard work on diseases of the heart needs no introduction to the medical profession. It has been for nearly fifteen years probably the most popular book on cardiac disorders that the medical profession makes use of in teaching and in practice. It is almost encyclopedic in content; it is complete in every respect. Only one or two criticisms may be pertinent. In the first place, the list of references after each chapter is extensive. To the student, at least, a few well selected references might be of greater value than a list of some thirty to one hundred articles. Many of these articles are good, but some are better than others, and only the best should be listed for the uncritical reader or the tyro. Another minor criticism is the weight of the book, almost 3 pounds (1.3 Kg.), which makes for a great deal

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