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September 1973

Progress In Cardiology, vol 1.

Author Affiliations

Chicago

 

Edited by Paul N. Yu, MD, and John F. Goodwin, MD. Price, $15. Pp 283. Lea & Febiger, 600 Washington Square, Philadelphia 19106, 1972.

Arch Intern Med. 1973;132(3):456-457. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.03650090126026

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Abstract

As the first of a new series of books intended to appear at timely intervals to take advantage of important developments, Progress in Cardiology (volume 1) presents the seasoned observations, opinions, and judgment of 19 American and British cardiologists on computers, drug interactions, recognition and management of cardiac arrhythmias, clinical evaluation of myocardial dynamics, the control of the venous system, pulmonary edema, surgical treatment of coronary arteriosclerosis, and the tetralogy of Fallot.

J.P. Blackburn shows that "Analogue and digital computing techniques are available for the solution of many problems normally considered impossible to solve by hand... The research worker... is prepared to modify his experiment to fit the needs of the computer... The clinician, on the other hand, wants an 'undemanding box' which will collect signals from the patient unobtrusively and produce information of direct significance for the management of the patient... a

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