The author approached the task of writing this book with the main idea of offering medical students a modern textbook and a ready source of information on the most recent advances in the subject of cardiology. The result, however, is also splendidly adapted to the average practitioner who may wish to bring himself up to date.
All the chapters are concise and to the point, summarizing ably the main characteristics of the anatomic, physiologic, physical diagnostic, roentgenologic and electrocardiographic aspects of the problem. The author does not seem to follow any specified classification and is apparently taxed at times to reconcile the English, French and German points of view. He initiates the description of the pathologic manifestations of the heart with rheumatic infection. He next deals with endocarditis and pericarditis, valvular lesions, congenital diseases and cardioaortic syphilis. The chapter on arteriosclerosis is followed by one on myocardial lesions. The section