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The third edition of Dr. Burch's Primer is about as good a place as any to begin the study of cardiology. The style is direct, lean and, if anything else, one of understatement. Its most attractive features are the many figures, none of which are photographs. These diagrams, charts, and line-drawings illustrate many points in cardiac physiology and clinical medicine. For example, the illustrations on heart sounds and murmurs include graphs of aortic and ventricular pressures, volume curves of the ventricle, jugular pulse, electrocardiogram, phonocardiogram and heart sounds. The method of presentation accents the simultaneously observable clinical as well as
A Primer of Cardiology.. Ann Intern Med. ;59:258–259. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-59-2-258_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;59(2):258-259.
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