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Electrocardiography. A Programmed Text.

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By OWEN S. G.. , M.D., F.R.C.P. 180 pages. Little, Brown and Co., Boston: , 1966.. Price, $9.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(4):913. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-67-4-913_1
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The learning of the basic principles of electrocardiography by a well-organized and well-written book is an interesting method of teaching the subject and one that should be a rewarding experience for undergraduate students. Whether this method is superior to the lecture type remains a debatable point. However, this recent publication is to be commended for its clarity, lack of repetition, and logical presentation of the subject.

The text covers the essential principles of electrocardiography by describing in short paragraphs the basic electrophysiological rudiments, the common patterns, and the less complicated rhythms. These fundamental facts are supplemented by multiple-choice questions at


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