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History of Cardiology.

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By BISHOP LOUIS FAUGERES. , M.A., M.D., ScD., F.A.C.P. Formerly Professor of Diseases of the Heart, Fordham Medical School, New York City. Consultant in Diseases of the Heart, Lincoln Hospital, New York; and NEILSON JOHN JR.. , B.S., M.D., Assistant in the Cardiac Clinic, St. Luke's Hospital, New York. With an Introduction by Robinson Victor. , Ph.C., M.D. 71 pages. 12 Portrait illustrations. Medical Life Press; , New York: , 1927.. Price in cloth, $5.00.


Ann Intern Med. 1927;1(2):118-120. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-1-2-118_2
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This interesting monograph on the history of cardiology sketches the development of our knowledge of the heart through three periods classed by the authors as the Pre-Scientific period, the Period of Scientific Investigation and the Period of Scientific Application. During the first of these periods the knowledge of the circulation and its disorders was very obscure, and circulatory phenomena were regarded with superstition or awe. Only a few of the ancient thinkers sought for some explanation of the beating of the heart, the pulse and other circulatory manifestations. Plato, while considering the heart in a more or less philosophical sense

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