The Archives (69:160 [Jan.] 1942) reviewed the first edition of this book, characterizing it as an outcropping of a tendency toward reviving, in a new field, Dr. Richard C. Cabot's plan of "case teaching in medicine" by the study of paper patients. The volume described how to interpret electrocardiograms and then presented a series of case reports, each accompanied with beautifully reproduced electrocardiographic tracings pertinent to the cases described and intelligently and skilfully interpreted. The prediction was made that such a method of teaching electrocardiographic interpretation might prove helpful to many groups of physicians and students.
This prophesy has been fulfilled. As the author says, the reception of the first edition demonstrated that it helped to fill a significant need. He now has revised it, making certain changes in the cases reported and editing his work thoroughly. Thus the second edition follows the general plan of the first, is