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July 16, 1927

Concerning Aneurysms. The Third Gordon Bell Memorial Lecture Delivered Before the Winnipeg Medical Society, on April 1, 1926.

JAMA. 1927;89(3):231-232. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690030063042

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In this lecture, Klotz has once more brought together the results of studies of diseases of arteries, a subject in which he has displayed considerable interest for many years. The evolution of our understanding of aneurysm, the history of syphilis and a discriminating consideration of the possibility that its first appearance in Europe was due to importation from America by the sailors with Columbus and other pioneer explorers are presented briefly in an account that is enjoyable reading. There are also excellent descriptions of the various types of arteriosclerosis which should serve the demands of medical students far better than does the treatment given them by the textbooks of pathology that have so far appeared in English. Such descriptions are, moreover, incidental, for the main theme is aneurysms. The English is a little careless in spots; for example, "the syphilitic process upon arteries," and "in consequence to inflammatory processes" (p.

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