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This book has a firm place in the literature on clinical auscultation, analagous to that of the 1846 classic, The Young Stethoscopist, or the Students' Aid to Auscultation by H.I. Bowditch. The authors assemble much available knowledge about cardiovascular and pulmonary sound and present it in a neatly organized fashion. They make abundant use of symbols for sound, albeit some symbols for heart sounds are less informative than quantitative expressions which describe loudness and duration precisely. In the section on lung sounds, the art and science of description are discussed in considerable detail. In the next edition, the authors would
Understanding Heart Sounds and Murmurs.. Ann Intern Med. ;101:885. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-6-885_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(6):885.
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