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April 1957

Treatment of Heart Disease: A Clinical Physiologic Approach.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;99(4):669. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260040169017

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This book deals with the major types of heart disease and their complications, with a discussion first of the pathologic physiology involved and then the treatment. The latter is gone into in some detail. The first part has to do with basic mechanisms. It delves extensively into the pathologic physiology of myocardial insufficiency, and it includes chapters on the arrhythmias, digitalis and quinidine, and diet in heart disease. The bulk of the book is concerned with specific types of heart disease. The book is adequately illustrated, principally with x-rays and electrocardiograms (there is an abundance of the latter). Rather curiously, the illustrations are not referred to in the text. There is a long list of references at the end of each chapter and an appendix of diets, menus, etc. at the end of the book.

The authors' objective of going over the pathologist physiology forming the basis for treatment is

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