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With the ever increasing emphasis on the newer methods of cardiac diagnosis, it is reassuring to see a text devoted to a more routine but not sufficiently stressed technic. The author includes discussion on sound, the stethoscope, graphic recording of auscultation, heart sounds, murmurs, and specific disease entities. He suggests the routine use of a chart for the graphic recording of heart sounds and murmurs, and includes frequent examples of its application. Although one might take exception to certain specific statements such as, "very little happens to a heart that it does not give some auscultatory clue to the trained
Auscultation of the Heart.. Ann Intern Med. ;49:711. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-3-711_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(3):711.
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