Every year the Archives is likely to review at least two or three books dealing with electrocardiography. Each review is likely to be worded in much the same manner, emphasizing the author's wish to produce something of practical aid to the medical student or to the clinician. Each book on the subject that is reviewed is likely to follow much the same pattern: some sort of an historical account of the electrocardiograph, some account of the technical use of the instrument and a variety of neatly interpreted tracings.
The Archives reviewed the first edition of this book (62:1096 [Dec.] 1938). It concluded by predicting that the book without doubt would be helpful to the student, although the book embodied nothing that gave it any advantage over hitherto published books on the subject. The new edition is longer than the first, contains more illustrations and is $1.50. more expensive to