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November 1949

An Introduction to Cardiology.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;84(5):841. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00230050177016

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This little book does not seem to add much to what is already available in textbook form. On the whole, the concise statements are adequate, and the numerous reproductions of electrocardiograms and roentgenograms are helpful. It is of interest that the classic prescription for the treatment of auricular flutter, long since thought obsolete by many, is preserved. The book is extremely well written; the example of the old lady running around the lamppost (page 99) gives a good idea of what quinidine does in auricular fibrillation, although even the established concept of circus movement has recently been questioned.

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