he arrow (1) after "chest pain" indicates that the physician initially may not know the cause of the symptom, so a differential diagnosis mu st be established. This book was written to reintroduce in the modern clinical setting the knowledge and skills needed to analyze symptoms, physical findings, and ECG and x-ray abnormalities in order to accura tely diagnose more than 50 different conditions that may bring about a complaint of "chest pain." Experts in the fields of cardiology, pulmo nology, dermatology, orthopedics, thoracic surgery, and psychiatry con tribute a unique perspective on this common but compelling medical pro blem. Each chapter concentrates on one causative syndrome or malady, f rom its initial presentation to its etiology, to differential diagnosi s and treatment, while an abundance of well-designed figures serve to illustrate the location of the "chest pain." Any cardiologist, primar y care, or emergency care physician who may encounter a patient compla ining of "chest pain" will benefit from this bookFs clear, concise and thorough approach to the problem.