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Dr. Willius and Mr. Keys have presented us with a delightful volume. Starting with Harvey's "Disquisition on the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals," written in 1628, the authors present those works of 52 authors that have come to be considered classics among the studies of the heart and circulation. They are largely reproduced in their entirety and a brief biographical sketch of each author is given.
Most physicians give but little time to the study of the development of knowledge in their profession, perhaps because textual matter is not easy to obtain. This volume renders such an
Cardiac Classics.. Ann Intern Med. ;16:583. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-3-583
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(3):583.
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