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August 1950

Cardiovascular Disease.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1950;86(2):318. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230140154027

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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

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