The Physiologic and Pharmacologic Basis of Coronary Care Nursing.

Thomas E. Layman, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1972;130(5):793-794. doi:10.1001/archinte.1972.03650050111031.
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Comprehensive Cardiac Care: A Handbook for Nurses and Other Paramedical Personnel. By Kathleen G Andreoli, RN, BSN, MSN; Virginia K Hunn, RN, BSN; Douglas P Zipes, MD; Andrew G Wallace, MD. Price, $5.75. Pp 209, with 164 illustrations. The CV Mosby Co, 3207 Washington Blvd, St. Louis 63103, 1971.

In 1971 the C.V. Mosby Company presented two textbooks on coronary care nursing. The two books have been used in a number of coronary care training sessions of which I am aware, and at the present my own hospital coronary care teaching class is using one of these textbooks. In reviewing these two books simultaneously I find that there is only one winner in the two-legged race, and that is the textbook written by Rodman et al. This text is very neatly organized, comprehensive without going overboard on minutia; it is written lucidly and is very easy and pleasurable to


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