Heart to Heart: The Twentieth Century Battle against Cardiac DiseaseAn Oral HistoryBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7370.974 (Published 26 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:974
- Mikael Dellborg, professor of cardiology. (email@example.com)
- SU/Östra Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
Allan B Weisse
Rutgers University Press, $35, pp 448
ISBN 0 8135 3157 8
There have undoubtedly been some dramatic improvements in the treatment of cardiovascular disease during the past century. Heart to Heart is an attempt to shed further light on the thoughts and ideas behind this progress, expressed through interviews with many of the most important doctors in the field, such as André Cournand (cardiac catheterisation) and Albert Starr (first functioning mechanical valve).
Collections of interviews such as this one are always open to criticism over …