This is a translation of the second German edition of Holzmann's "Klinische Elektrokardiographie," which was published in 1951. Holzmann, who for many years has made important contributions to the literature on electrocardiography, published the first edition of his book in 1945 during World War II. Since he did not have access at that time to the advances in electrocardiography outside of Europe, it was necessary to make a complete revision of his book when that material became available.
On the whole, excellent coverage of all phases of electrocardiography has been incorporated in this edition. The author has wisely refrained from detailed descriptions of the many types of electrocardiographs on the market today and has confined his remarks to pointing out possible errors in technique in recording of the electrocardiogram. The basic electrophysiological principles are adequately discussed in a short chapter. Considerable space is allotted to the normal electrocardiogram, including not