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The Heart. Arteries and Veins.

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Fifth edition. Edited by Hurst J. Willis, Logue R. Bruce, Rackley Charles E., Schlant Robert C., Sonnenblick Edmond H., Wallace Andrew G., Wenger Nanette Kass. . 1953 pages. McGraw-Hill Book Company; , New York: , 1982.. $70.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(3):470-471. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-97-3-97-3-470_3
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Dr. Hurst and his coworkers have brought us up-to-date on the art and science of the heart and blood vessels. The text covers the entire field from normal anatomy and physiology, through examination of the cardiovascular system, to disorders. In the final 200 pages, the procedures, indications, and interpretation of special diagnostic techniques and therapeutic measures are discussed. The book is easily readable with straightforward explanations of disease processes. The discussions are authoritative and references up to 1981 are included, with review articles identified.

There has been a great improvement in the indexing compared to that of earlier editions. A


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