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February 15, 1930

Coronary Thrombosis: Its Various Clinical Features.

JAMA. 1930;94(7):508-509. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710330062035

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Acute occlusion of a coronary artery, an accident that is usually due to thrombus formation, has in the last few years, and largely through the work of American investigators, come to be regarded as a clinical entity rather than a pathologic curiosity. Dr. Levine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital has made excellent use of his rich opportunities to familiarize himself with this condition, as has been manifest by numerous articles of the last few years and now by this monograph. This is the most comprehensive review of our knowledge concerning this disease. The historical background is discussed as well as etiology, pathology and treatment. Brief protocols of 145 cases are given. As is well known, great help is afforded by the electrocardiogram in the diagnosis as well as in the prognosis; there are many helpful electrocardiograms in the book. The discussion of symptomatology and diagnosis is especially full. There

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