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With the device of anthology and commentary and the authority of awesome scholarship Dr. Jarcho presents a view of how congestive heart failure was seen from the eleventh century (Avicenna) into the eighteenth. Readers who go through Chapters I through XIX will see again, it is to be hoped, how much can be learned through close observations of the ill. Readers of modern temper who think they lack the time to look at the foundations of how they think today may satisfy themselves by reading Chapter XX, Dr. Jarcho's 18-page précis of his first 19 chapters. Not the least of
The Concept of Heart Failure. From Avicenna to Albertini.. Ann Intern Med. ;94:552. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-4-552_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(4_Part_1):552.
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