This is the eleventh edition of the well known book by Dr. Cabot, emeritus professor of clinical medicine in Harvard University and formerly chief of the west medical service at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The revision is complete, but the characteristic style, method of presentation and profuseness of illustration remain.
Three new chapters on the electrocardiogram, pulmonary heart disease and the heart in myxedema have been added. The section on subacute infectious endocarditis has been rewritten. Recent studies have permitted extensive additions to the chapters on coronary heart disease, tuberculosis, cancer of the bronchi and lungs, pneumonoconiosis and pulmonary embolism. Less extensive changes have been made in several other chapters. The author states: "The section on 'Diagnosis of Pulmonary Emphysema,' on which I hold heretical views, has been enlarged."