This is a book devoted primarily to a discussion of the clinical aspects of heart disease in children, both congenital and acquired. As is pointed out by the author, it does not purport to go into physiologic action of the heart, except as such information is valuable in the diagnosis and management of cardiac disease; certain tools of diagnosis such as cardiac catheterization and electrocardiography are, however, very adequately explained on physiologic principles.
The book is divided into four parts. The first part is concerned with the techniques of diagnosis, in which are included chapters on (1) history, physical examination, and routine tests; (2) radiology of the heart; (3) electrocardiography; (4) phonocardiography; (5) cardiac catheterization, and (6) angiocardiography. This material, including the section on history and physical examination, will prove valuable not only to the inexperienced student of pediatrics and heart disease but to the more mature clinician as well.