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November 1948

Advances in Internal Medicine.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1948;82(5):517. doi:10.1001/archinte.1948.00220280100007

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The second volume of this series contains sections on electrocardiography, circulatory failure, angiocardiography and angiography, surgical treatment of hypertension, surgical treatment of tumors and chronic inflammation of the lung, insecticides, physiologic and medical aspects of aviation and deep-sea diving, penicillin in subacute bacterial endocarditis and other infections, Rhesus antigen, pernicious anemia and other megaloblastic anemias, nutritional requirements in disease and nutritional diseases in the Orient.

The section on electrocardiography is excellent in presentation and illustration. Since there is no other readily available source of all the material presented, this volume becomes more valuable. In the section on circulatory failure the authors' concepts are presented. Numerous charts add to the elarity of the presentation. Some of the ideas are controversial.

In the section on angiocardiography the method and clinical applications of contrast visualizations are discussed. The illustrations are well chosen and as a whole are well reproduced. The accompanying diagrams add

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