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The announced purpose of this extensive text and encyclopedia of cardiovascular disease is to provide the general practitioner with up-to-date information and instruction. The very great volume of information to be contained in such an ambitious undertaking requires precision, conciseness and balance.
Unfortunately, by 1959 standards, the presentation is too diffuse, lacks very significantly in some fields and is greatly outdated in others. The emphasis is too strongly directed toward the "neurogenic," "toxic" and numerous other mysterious or philosophical disorders rather than toward the significant cardiac disorders and their sound treatment. Programs of treatment as described appear as enormously complex,
Herz-Kreislauferkrankungen: Angewandte Physiologie und funktionelle Therapie. Band 1. Theoretische Grundlagen einer funktionellen Therapie (Kapitel I-VI). Band 2. Klinik und Therapie der Herz-Kreislauferkrankungen (Kapitel VII-XIV).. Ann Intern Med. ;53:237–238. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-1-237_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(1):237-238.
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