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January 1951

Medical Clinics of North America.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;87(1):177. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810010187017

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Recent advances in the diagnosis and therapy of cardiovascular diseases are discussed in the May 1950 issue of Medical Clinics of North America. A comprehensive review of the physiological changes occurring in cardiac decompensation, together with discussions of both mercurial and digitalis therapeutic procedures, comprise five articles which offer valuable practical suggestions. These are followed by a study of developments in the field of coronary arteriosclerosis concerning its relation to cholesterol metabolism and its pathogensis.

Fully a third of the publication is devoted to the diagnosis of cardiac disease. Students may profitably review the article on cardiac diagnosis without laboratory aids, followed by a survey of a more recent diagnostic procedure—angiocardiography. Equally well done are the two surveys of electrocardiography, with emphasis on unipolar precordial and augmented limb leads.

Other articles on peripheral-vascular diagnosis and therapy, subacute bacterial endocarditis and pheochromocytoma serve to make this issue practical and worthy of

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