This edition is more than a revision, since most of the articles have been completely rewritten and there are several new contributors. Dr. Stroud is an outstanding cardiologist in his own right, so that he was able to assign to the specialist the task of writing the particular article in the field with which he is most familiar. This book is, therefore, a complete and authoritative reference book on the cardiovascular system.
All phases of the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac diseases are adequately covered. In addition, there are some unique features not ordinarily found in a textbook on cardiac diseases. There is, for instance, a long chapter on methods of rehabilitating the cardiac patient not written in vague generalities but with specific information based on actual data and experience. More than 200 pages are devoted to a thorough coverage of peripheral vascular diseases. There are numerous excellent illustrations. In