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August 1954


AMA Arch Intern Med. 1954;94(2):330. doi:10.1001/archinte.1954.00250020164019

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An outgrowth of five years of classroom teaching, this new text of electrocardiography is presented as a series of organized, progressive lectures intended for the medical student. It should prove of particular value to the busy general practitioner who may have been unable to evaluate and assimilate the many recent advances in electrocardiographic application and interpretation. As a method of teaching, it should be of value, also, to the expert.

Dr. Dimond covers the subject thoroughly in 261 well-illustrated pages. He first discusses the merits of the various machines, the correction of technical errors, and the keeping of good records. He then develops the basic concepts and illustrates their application in hypertrophy, block, myocardial disease, arrhythmias, and electrolyte disturbances.

Through liberal use of diagrams and models the concepts of spatial vectorcardiography are introduced and applied with new meaning for the reader. Although experience is acknowledged as still of greater importance

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