Combating the # 1 Killer. The SCIENCE Report on Heart Research. By Marx Jean L. Kolata Gina Bari. pages. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C., 1978. Price: $17.00, hardcover; $7.50, softcover.

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Based on a series of articles in Science, this book presents “an up-to-date overview of the status of research on atherosclerosis and all the major adult cardiovascular diseases.” Chapters cover epidemiology and diagnosis of heart disease, relations of a person's life style and age to heart disease, the most promising present and projected treatment strategies, and ethical problems of research involving humans. Includes a schematic diagram of the heart and circulatory system, glossary, list of selected readings, and subject index. For the layman as well as the scientist.

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