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Mr Donald Ross, consultant thoracic surgeon to Guy's Hospital in London, has demonstrated in this booklet that he is as good a writer as he is a surgeon. In the space of 72 pages, he lucidly and understandably presents the essentials in the diagnostic approach to those forms of heart disease amenable to surgery.
After a brief, succinct review of the pertinent embryology and cardiovascular physiology, Ross presents the methods of history taking, physical examination, phonocardiography, electrocardiography, radiology, and the special investigations of cardiac catheterization and angiocardiography that enable the surgeon (and physician) to understand the pathophysiological abnormalities of his
A Surgeon's Guide to Cardiac Diagnosis. Part 1. The Diagnostic Approach.. Ann Intern Med. 1963;58:382. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-58-2-382_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(2):382.
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