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Clinical Cardiology

Irwin R. Callen, MD
JAMA. 1980;243(22):2342-2343. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300480060041.
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This excellent book was published for the first time two years ago. The time elapsed may be regarded as a short period for a new edition, but the volume under review is part of a paperback series the publisher produces as a "Concise Medical Library for the Practitioner and Student," and most of the titles are revised frequently.

Clinical Cardiology is one of the most lucid and easily read and understood of all of the general reviews of cardiology. The language is not overpowering, but concise and clear. There are 23 chapters covering all the important topics a medical student, resident, general physician, internist, or other practitioner might wish to review. It is up-to-date, including references from 1978. The book is profusely illustrated, with good correlation between the printed word and the figures, and even includes two-dimensional echocardiography.

From the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system to history-taking and


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