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The author has presented in a most interesting manner an adequate discussion of diseases of the heart and vessels. Introductory chapters briefly discuss the etiology of cardiovascular diseases and give a concise review of the anatomy and physiology of the heart. By combining explanation with the clinical findings, symptoms and pathology, the author has made this a most informative and attractive discussion on cardiovascular diseases. Space has been well relegated to the study of heart sounds and the arterial and venous pulse. In a chapter on methods of studying the heart, brief mention is made of the recently developed complicated diagnostic procedures. Methods of treatment are excellently outlined; they include the use of recently introduced drugs.
The author has included a chapter on some of the diseases of the systemic blood vessels. Anticoagulant therapy receives rightful attention here, and also in the treatment of myocardial infarction. Chapters given to the
Cardiovascular Disease. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1950;86(2):318. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230140154027
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