The Mechanism and Graphic Representation of the Heart Beat. Sir Thomas LEWIS.
The Mechanism and Graphic Representation of the Heart Beat

The Mechanism and Graphic Representation of the Heart Beat

London: Shaw & Sons, 1925. Third edition. 4to. xix, 529 pp. Plates, some on translucent paper for overlaying graphics. Original green cloth, gilt-lettered on front cover and spine. Front joint partly split, bookplate on pastedown; internally very clean and fresh / From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D. Item #402050

"This scholarly scientific monograph soon became the bible of electrocardiography" (DSB VIII:294).

"The [first edition of the] present work is one of [Lewis's] earliest and most important books, published when he was only twenty-nine. Dedicated to Mackenzie and Willem Einthoven, Lewis has set forth principles of cardiac physiology, which are the very basis of modern clinical procedures. A scarce book, it is well-illustrated with electrocardiographic tracings and contains a valuable bibliography" (Heirs of Hippocrates 2317). This third edition is the last Lewis issued, and adds many new observations since the first and second: "their incorporation has rendered it necessary to re-write considerable sections of the text and to add a number of new chapters" (Preface). Garrison-Morton-Norman 854 and 2851.

Price: $200.00

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