This is in reality a new edition which has been completely rewritten to make the coverage of cardiovascular diseases more complete. The topic of rheumatic fever has been greatly expanded. Newer advances in diagnosis and in treatment are introduced. The material covered lives up to the title in that the authors are not concerned only with diseases of the heart but give proper emphasis to the diseases of the blood vessels.
In dealing with the clinical aspects of cardiovascular diseases the authors are at their best, although at times the old tradition of the Viennese school in which the senior author grew up is given undue prominence. There is also too much concern with the problem of priority. However, the American reader will find adequate coverage and proper reference to the earlier European work which might otherwise be forgotten. This book shares with many other clinical textbooks, and perhaps more