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The Coronary Circulation in Health and Disease.

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By Marcus Melvin L.. . 465 pages. McGraw-Hill Book Company; , New York and St. Louis: , 1983.. $45.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(3):469. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-100-3-469_2
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Considering that diseases of the coronary circulation are the commonest cause of premature death, it is surprising that so few books have appeared on the subject. A classic was written in 1950 by Dr. Donald Gregg, who has given Dr. Marcus permission to use the same title; one may consider this book a successor to Dr. Gregg's pioneer efforts.

Marcus is the sole author (as was Gregg). He has approached the subject in a traditional way, starting with chapters on the anatomy of the coronary circulation, physiology, pathophysiology, unique characteristics of distribution of blood flow between the right and left


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