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July 1, 1939


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Pasadena, Calif. Intern, Huntington Memorial Hospital.

JAMA. 1939;113(1):79. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800260081027

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To the Editor:—  Readers may still be interested to hear that the patient with symptoms of angina pectoris whose diaphragmatic flutter has attracted much attention has put in his appearance on the West Coast.He was brought by ambulance to the Collis P. and Howard Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, Calif., April 1, exhibiting his well known and oft repeated symptoms of severe pain in the chest and down the left arm. His pulse was 84 and the blood pressure 130 systolic, 75 diastolic. Examination of the chest revealed normal heart tones but a peculiar swishing, oscillation of about 300 per minute. He gave his name as Frank Crowley, his age as 65, and his occupation as a deep sea diver. He feigned some reluctance to taking morphine, and as soon as it had been given became very verbose as to the work he had done, ranging from such minor diving

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