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Classic Teachings in Clinical Cardiology: a Tribute to W Proctor Harvey

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 16 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:437
  1. J F Goodwin, consultant cardiologist
  1. Cardiomyopathy Association, Watford

    Ed Michael A Chizner: Laennec Publishing, $145, pp 1526 ISBN 1 886128 06 5

    This two volume work is in praise of Dr Proctor Harvey's lifelong dedication to clinical examination and assessment of physical signs of the cardiovascular system in health and disease. Proctor Harvey was not merely a brilliant teacher but also an inventor, and he introduced many teaching machines to reproduce cardiac pulsations and sounds and murmurs. This tribute to a great physician and cardiologist is welcome at a time when complex investigations with sophisticated diagnostic techniques tend to thrust aside the support of …

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