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Soon after the appearance of the authoritative text on cardiac arrhythmias by Katz and Pick a similarly encyclopedic book by Spang made its appearance in the German literature. Spang's book consists of 548 pages of text with 109 illustrations and an appendage with 228 reproductions of electrocardiographic tracings. Two introductory chapters precede the text: (1) The normal and pathological anatomy of the conduction system by Doerr, and (2) The physiology of the cardiac irregularities by Trautwein. Both are expertly written with the most critical discussion of the subject the reviewer is aware of. The text is well supplemented by numerous
Rhythmusstörungen des Herzens: Systematik Ursache und klinische Bedeutung Therapie.. Ann Intern Med. 1959;51:414–415. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-51-2-414_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(2):414-415.
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