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This text and its author are deservedly famous and need little introduction to English-speaking cardiologists and internists.
The sober and unadorned exterior of the last wartime edition has given place to a more modern appearance which prompts the doubting mind to wonder if the kernel has kept pace with its shell. Doubts, however, are soon dispelled by the traditional excellence of the current edition.
A new introductory historical chapter, The Evolution of Our Knowledge of the Heart and Its Diseases, is well worth reading. The body of the text remains divided into four parts. Part I, on Methods of Cardiovascular
Heart Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:625. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-3-625_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(3):625.
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