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The Drs. Boas have written a commendable monograph on "Coronary Artery Disease." The arrangement is practical and logical, and the diction is clear. The authors' claim that the book is designed as a useful tool for the physician and that it is also sufficiently detailed to make it of interest to the cardiologist is valid. The extensive bibliography is well selected, and, in the reviewer's opinion, the appearance of supporting references as footnotes on the appropriate pages has distinct advantages.
The anatomic, embryologic, physiologic and pathologic aspects of the coronary circulation are covered in the earlier chapters. The approach to the subject is that of the clinician who has had wide first hand experience with diseases affecting the coronary circulation and, through it, the myocardium. Emphasis is placed on the restorative and compensatory mechanism inherent in the coronary circulation.
The opinions expressed on the diagnostic aspects of coronary heart disease
Coronary Artery Disease. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;84(4):660–661. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00230040139009
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