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September 1945

Clinical Heart Disease.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1945;76(3):177. doi:10.1001/archinte.1945.00210330048010

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The appearance of the third edition of this popular book is welcome indeed, for it continues to fulfil the need for a simple, readable account of the common problems of heart disease. Its style is forceful and expresses the experiences and convictions of the author. It demonstrates the qualities that have made him so excellent a clinical teacher. The sections on the surgical treatment of patent ductus arteriosus and on the chemotherapy, including treatment with penicillin, of subacute bacterial endocarditis have been amplified. A summary of studies on the heart in scleroderma, on rupture of valves and on the heart in Addison's disease has been added. The section on electrocardiography has been expanded greatly, and special reference has been made to the precordial leads. It is apparent that the author has followed the views of Wilson and his school closely in the latter development, and at times the reviewer feels

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