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November 23, 1935

Consultations de cardiologie

JAMA. 1935;105(21):1711. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760470065033

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This presents thirty case histories with the symptoms, physical observations, laboratory examination and the treatment given under the care of the author. There are two interesting cases in the series not commonly encountered, a syphilitic pulmonary arteritis, or Ayerza's disease, with excellent roentgenographic studies, and another of cardiac failure as a result of filariasis. There are a number of points of diagnosis and results of treatment that do not conform to American views. The author discusses a case of rheumatic pancarditis described as cured by treatment with sodium salicylates administered orally and intravenously. Another case of syphilitic myocarditis with congestive heart failure is described which, according to our standards, would be classified as hypertensive vascular disease with systemic syphilis. The book is of interest only from the standpoint of the citation of thirty rather interesting case histories and presents a fair concept of the present French view of the various

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