This work is a comparative electrocardiographic and morphologic study of infarction and insufficiency of the coronary vessels. The text consists of a short discussion of infarction in the various branches, followed by a consideration of insufficiency of the coronary circulation in relationship to aortic syphilis, marked anemia, coronary sclerosis and hypertension. Disseminated necrotic areas resulting from acute coronary insufficiency are described and histories of cases presented; in two cases there were changes in the right ventricle. Electrocardiographic findings resulting from these changes are outlined. Pericarditis and its electrocardiographic changes are also taken up.
The illustrated case reports are excellently arranged, with a photograph of the heart, sectioned to show the gross pathologic picture; a portion of the electrocardiogram, and a diagram of the coronary circulation indicating the pathologic changes present. The important clinical facts are given, with an interpretation of the electrocardiogram, a verbal description of the cardiac pathologic changes