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April 6, 1918


Author Affiliations

Professor of Diseases of the Chest, Nose and Throat, Rush Medical College; Professorial Lecturer in Medicine, University of Chicago WITH THE COLLABORATION OF WILLIAM R. MEEKER, B.S. Associate in Anatomy, University of Chicago CHICAGO

JAMA. 1918;70(14):969-974. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600140001001

I do not know of any greater service I can render the fellows of this institute and the public than by considering, from a very intimate acquaintance, the timeworn affection that forms the subject of this article. I cannot hope to add much that is new, but I confidently hope to call attention to vital points that may have been overlooked by some practitioners, though of the highest importance to sufferers from this malady.

Just at the beginning of the world war, Sir Clifford Allbutt published an exhaustive work on diseases of the arteries and angina pectoris, in which he presents many arguments against some of the long-accepted views on these subjects. But the very comprehensiveness of the two large volumes places the matter far beyond the time limit of the average practitioner, and almost beyond that of the specialist devoted to diseases of the circulatory organs. A careful study

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