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This monograph is a summary of present-day views on angina pectoris. After a brief historical introduction in which the author justly decides that the credit for the first accurate observations shall go to Heberden rather than to Rougnon, there are discussed the typical and atypical clinical forms of the disease, the etiologic and pathologic factors and the treatment, due consideration being given to surgery. One is pleased to note that Franca recognizes a type of angina due to coronary obstruction and distinguishes it from the paroxysmal angina of effort. The mechanism of pain in these two forms is considered. There is frequent reference to the literature, mention often being made of the writings of Mackenzie, Danielopolu and Wenckebach. The brochure, while in no sense complete and while not disclosing new facts or theories as to angina, yet is of value to one who wishes to read in brief form the
L'angina di petto. JAMA. 1927;89(23):1988. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690230072033
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