Views And Reviews

Sudden Cardiac Death

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 18 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1648
  1. M J Davies

    Mark E Josephson Blackwell Scientific, £69.50, pp 432 ISBN 0-86542-199-4

    Descriptions of an elephant by observers permitted to examine only one aspect of the beast differ greatly. The same restraint applies to this book. The individual contributions are excellent reviews of some aspects of sudden death, but little attempt has been made to integrate them into an overall view.

    The first sentence of the preface states that sudden death is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is in fact the leading mode of death; …

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