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October 11, 1924


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Atlantic City, N. J.

JAMA. 1924;83(15):1186. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660150070033

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal, September 20, the current comment on "Angina Pectoris" attracted my attention. The statement is made that the multiplicity of theories of its causation demonstrates the lack of unanimity. There is a class of anginas with all the earmarks of true angina, accurring in persons past middle life, in whom there are circulatory disturbances and the usual clinical features of this syndrome. If properly tested for left brachial neuritis, a large number or all of these will respond to the test. A definite diagnosis of neuritis may be made and thus the patient's mind relieved of fear of the more dangerous disease. We know that the left brachial plexus has a cardiac branch, and such a neuritis will convey all or practically all the symptoms of an angina.To test, I use the static wave current, placing an electrode over the area. As the current

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