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It is extremely difficult for professional people well-versed in their subject to write a book for the layman. Dr. Phibbs' book bears this out. It is a beautifully done book which, in a fairly comprehensive fashion, reviews the basic anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system. It is a very didactic book, and not all cardiologists would agree with all the opinions expressed. This is to be expected. To help me in judging its appropriateness to the knowledge and comprehension of an intelligent layman, I asked the head nurse of our Cardiac Care Unit and a hospital administrator to
The Human Heart: The Layman's Guide to Heart Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1967;67:474–475. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-67-2-474_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(2):474-475.
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