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November 1969

The Ciba Collection of Medical Illustrations: A Compilation of Paintings on the Normal and Pathologic Anatomy and Physiology, Embryology, and Diseases of the Heart

Am J Dis Child. 1969;118(5):805-806. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1969.02100040807028

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Abstract

Dr. Frank Netter has collaborated with 49 authorities to produce an all-encompassing treatise about the heart. The book consists of numerous illustrations accompanied by descriptions and discussions of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, embryology, congenital anomalies, and acquired diseases of the heart. The mode of approach to a subject is similar to that presented in Ciba's "Clinical Symposia." Presentation of each topic begins with a brief historical review, if appropriate, and is followed by a summarized but fairly inclusive discussion of the known available information. When this approach is combined with Dr. Netter's precise multicolored, labeled illustrations, one cannot fail to comprehend the subject. The list of contributors to this volume includes such prominent specialists as Andre Cournand, Jesse Edwards, Charles Hufnagel, James Judde, Aldo Luisada, Irving Page, Hans Popper, Norman Shumway, Mason Sones, Lodewyk Van Mierop, Maurice Visscher, and Paul Dudley White.

The anatomy of the heart is drawn with a

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