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An attempt to cover the entire field of differential diagnosis of cardiovascular disease in a small volume is an ambitious one and fraught with pitfalls. This is well exemplified in this textbook in which the final result is a disappointing one.
Divided into four parts, two of which are devoted to pediatric cardiology and two to adult heart disease, the book is replete with confusing terms, glaring errors, controversial statements, and unjustifiable conclusions. Regardless of which section of the book one chooses to read, the same criticisms apply. For example, one is hard-pressed to understand the difference between "primary" and
The Differential Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease.. Ann Intern Med. ;64:957–958. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-4-957_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(4):957-958.
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