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October 1955

Herzkrankheiten im Säuglingsalter.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;90(4):480-481. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.04030010482026

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This new treatise on "Herzkrankheiten im Säuglingsalter" is the first systematic presentation of all forms of heart disease in infancy in a book form. Written by Priv. Doz. Dr. Ettore Rossi, who is Chief of the Pediatric Cardiology Division at Prof. Guido Fanconi's well-known Children's Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland, this book is highly recommended to all pediatricians, internists, radiologists, and other physicians who are interested in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in infancy.

The author divides the book into five chapters: Chapter I—"The Normal Heart in Infancy"; Chapter II—"Congenital Malformations of the Heart"; Chapter III—"Heart Disease in Infancy Not Due to Congenital Malformations"; Chapter IV—"Heart Involvement due to Extracardiac Factors," and Chapter V—"Treatment of Cardiac Decompensation in Infancy."

Each entity is clearly described from the standpoints of the hemodynamics, clinical findings, roentgen ray, electrocardiography, angiocardiography, and catheterization of the heart and of the great vessels. In addition, the

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