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November 1956

Cardiology Notebook for Preliminary Instruction in Medical Curricula.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;98(5):675. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250290135021

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Dr. Alfred Fisherman and his colleagues have constructed a "Cardiology Notebook" which is aimed at preliminary instruction in the medical curricula. The notebook contains many important facts. It is beautifuly illustrated, and the format is pleasing. In the section on cardiac fluoroscopy the examination of the heart in the posterior-anterior, left anterior oblique, and right anterior oblique views is beautifully shown by models and x-ray pictures. The text adequately explains the advantages of examination in each of these positions. This is followed by all too few examples which illustrate abnormal findings.

The section on electrocardiography contains tracings of most of the common electrocardiographic abnormalities. There is inadequate information in the text to indicate to the student the criteria for interpretation. Because of this fact the notebook will hardly serve as an electrocardiographic reference book, and it certainly makes no effort to be an introduction to electrocardiography.

This in an experimental

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