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Twenty-eight papers, originally published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology, offer a detailed and comprehensive history of cardiology through the past half-century. Eugene Braunwald opens the book with a general view of why this period was a "golden age," and Sylvan Weinberg closes it with a summary of what this period meant to the clinician. Other chapters consider specific topics: evolution of the electrocardiogram, other noninvasive diagnostic methods, cardiomyopathy, valvular disease, antihypertensive therapy, left ventricular hypertrophy, congestive heart failure, thrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction, platelet-inhibitory drugs, treatment of coronary artery disease, direct treatment of coronary lesions, congenital heart
An Era in Cardiovascular Medicine. Ann Intern Med. ;115:336. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-4-336_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(4):336.
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