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JAMA 100 Years Ago
November 19, 2003

EXERCISE AS A MODE OF TREATING DISEASES OF THE HEART.

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JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(19):2614. doi:10.1001/jama.290.19.2614

N. S. DAVIS, JR., A.M., M.D.

Our knowledge of diseases of the heart is of comparatively recent date. It is true that Vesalius did much to make known the anatomy of the organ and that Harvey demonstrated its purpose or function. This much was learned in the sixteenth century, and during the following centuries contributions were made slowly to a knowledge of its pathology; but methods of physical diagnosis by which its pathologic states could be recognized during life were not discovered until the end of the eighteenth and first quarter of the nineteenth centuries.

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