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Constant, Jules, 1922-
Essentials of bedside cardiology : with a complete course in heart sounds and murmurs on CD / by Jules Constant.--2nd ed.
Rev. ed. of: Essentials of bedside cardiology for students and house staff. 1st ed. c1989. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 1-58829-142-1 (alk. paper)
1. Heart—Examination. 2. Heart--Diseases--Diagnosis. 3. Heart--Sounds. 4. Medical history taking. I. Constant, Jules, 1922- Essentials of bedside cardiology for students and house staff. II. Title. III. Contemporary cardiology (Totowa, N.J. : Unnumbered)
[DNLM: 1. Heart Diseases—diagnosis. 2. Heart Sounds. 3. Physical Examination. WG 141 C757ea 2002]
To Elizabeth, my wife, without whom this book might never have been published
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