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October 1928

Angina Pectoris. The Anatomy, Physiology and Surgical Treatment.

Arch NeurPsych. 1928;20(4):892-893. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1928.02210160233023

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Abstract

The authors report on the surgical treatment in thirty-five cases of angina pectoris, twelve of these since October, 1924. The book is divided into six chapters: the first deals with the historical aspects of angina; the second and third review previous publications of the authors and others; the fourth chapter discusses especially medical therapy and surgical technic, and the fifth and sixth chapters are concerned with the gross anatomy of the sympathetic system and experimental work. The introduction is written by K. F. Wenckebach of Vienna.

The operative technic used by the authors is a modification of Jonnesco's more extensive procedure on the cervical sympathetic ganglion, reported in 1920. This modification consists of cutting the main sympathetic trunk below the superior cervical ganglion and division of the superior cardiac nerve. The superior cervical ganglion has subsequently been extirpated because of recurrence of pain. The results of this operation have been

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