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Physicians in the rapidly changing field of cardiology are subjected to a torrent of literature ranging from the synoptic to the encyclopedia. That this textbook, neither synopsis nor encyclopedia, is in its third edition indicates a demand and a logical need to update if only to satisfy the technologic imperative.
Why the demand? Most likely because, as the editional philosophy emphasizes, it generally achieves a balanced presentation of data with appropriate referencing. The reader can then make his or her own judgment, steered by the relevant author. This sounds rational, but unfortunately there are not many who have the time
Cardiac Diagnosis and Treatment.. Ann Intern Med. ;94:419. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-3-419_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(3):419.
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