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March 26, 1955


JAMA. 1955;157(13):1155. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950300083027

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To the Editor:—  At the Feb. 9 television broadcast on coronary heart disease, sponsored by the American Medical Association and Smith, Kline and French, I presented in the closing discussion a few patients illustrative of the frequently good prognosis after coronary thrombosis or serious coronary insufficiency. These patients represented different racial backgrounds and occupations that did not, however, include those of farmer or heavy laborer. As a practicing physician in a large medical center I do not myself have as much contact with farmers or heavy laborers as many of my viewers may have or as many other physicians living so far from the larger cities that they may not have attended the broadcast session. I and many of my colleagues, I am sure, would appreciate hearing of the personal experience of physicians practicing in rural areas or in industries where they see many farmers, other agricultural workers, foresters, and

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