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Dr. White has written this small manual in the form of questions and answers. He has grouped these under the following main headings: Historical Introduction; Diagnosis; Prognosis; Treatment. There are numerous subdivisions under each heading. For instance under diagnosis there are sections on symptoms, signs, blood pressure, electrocardiography, etc. The questions are highly practical. Is there such a condition as acute dilatation of the heart? Is syncope due to heart disease or heart weakness? What disorders of cardiac function are important and what unimportant?
Not every good teacher can employ the Socratic method to advantage. Dr. White can. The book
Heart Disease in General Practice.. Ann Intern Med. ;12:139–140. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-1-139_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(1):139-140.
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