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July 8, 1933

Criteria for the Classification and Diagnosis of Heart Disease.

JAMA. 1933;101(2):162-163. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740270066035

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This work is an elaboration of the pamphlets issued from the same source dealing with radiologic and electrocardiographic diagnosis. The latter subjects are included in the present work as an appendix. The remainder of the book is devoted to developing a nomenclature for cardiac diagnosis. The criteria for diagnosis in each division are set forth following a discussion of that particular division. The etiologic diagnosis is considered under fifteen headings. The anatomic diagnosis is divided into four main headings and forty-seven subdivisions. The physiologic diagnosis is discussed in twenty-one divisions with nineteen subdivisions. Changes in the electrocardiogram also are considered here. The functional capacity of the damaged is discussed as well as possible heart disease and potential heart disease. The discussion is short, terse, and generally acceptable. A few statements will not go unchallenged. Not all will agree that cardiac enlargement will result from thyroid disease, nor will every one

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