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Cardiac Auscultation: Including Audio-Visual Principles

L. E. January, M.D.
JAMA. 1961;176(7):639. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040200075035.
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A renaissance in cardiac auscultation has occurred during the past few years, proceeding hand in hand with the development of superior equipment for investigation and perfection of techniques to help with the definitive diagnosis of acquired and congenital cardiac defects. As a result, there is more valid information available today about the normal and abnormal sounds and noises associated with the action of the heart and the flow of blood than at any other period in history. The second edition of this small book has kept pace with these developments.

This edition, like the first one, is dedicated to teaching clinical auscultation by the audio-visual method. Those persons who have used the equipment described by the authors as a teaching aid can testify to the success of this approach. This is a practical book, and it has a fresh approach to an important aspect of physical diagnosis. The stethograms in


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