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The author's object is "to present the basic principles of cardiology," confining his "attention almost exclusively to problems in which the family doctor needs help, and to methods of treatment applicable in the patient's own home." The general practitioner constitutes the patient's first line of defense, and he should have available a maximum, rather than a minimum, of information. This volume does not provide him with the complete, concise and modern information he would require to discharge his responsibilities. The sections on therapy frequently omit significant recent advances and the sections on diagnosis are incomplete in many instances. Admonitions to
A Clinical Introduction to Heart Disease.. Ann Intern Med. ;52:274. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-1-274_3
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