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The story of the four blind men who respectively thought that an elephant was a foot, a tail, a trunk, and a tusk is applicable to the author's concept of the coronary circulation. A textbook of pharmacology can no longer deal primarily with experiments in which a drug is injected into one end of the circulation and measurements are made of what comes out the other. In this text major emphasis is placed on measurement of coronary flow but only rarely are oxygen consumption or determinants of oxygen need considered.
It is the fate of many textbooks to be outdated
Pharmacology of the Coronary Circulation.. Ann Intern Med. ;64:957. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-4-957_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(4):957.
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