Operations on the heart and the prevalence of coronary thrombosis are widely discussed in newspapers and magazines; the importance of this book is that by simple and accurate information it enables the layman as well as doctors to understand the disturbances produced by disease and how they may be corrected or avoided.Table of Contents 1. Preliminary reconnaissance by the early Greeks2. Reappraisal during the Renaissance3. The circulation discovered4. Respiration and its purpose5. The structure and function of the heart6. Simultaneous attack on the joints and the heart7. The foxglove as a therapeutic weapon8. 'Tapping and listening9. The use and misuse of the stethoscope10. The generation of electricity in the heart11. Disorders of rate and rhythm12. The lifeline threatened13. Preventing and combating 'heart attacks'14. The heart under pressure15. Invasion of the heart by bacteria16. Pump failure17. Congenital heart disease18. The triumphs of surgery.
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Titolo: The Battle Against Heart Disease - A Physician Traces the History of Man' s Achievements in This Field for the General Reader
Editore: Cambridge University Press
Finitura: Copertina flessibile
Misure: 15x22 cm