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October 15, 1955

Symposium on Atherosclerosis

JAMA. 1955;159(7):733. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960240099025

This volume grew out of the interest of the Human Factors Division in the problem of cardiovascular disease as a factor limiting the length of service of flying personnel. As originally planned, the conference was to have dealt only with lipoproteins, but as finally constituted, the symposium extended well beyond this field and even considered problems other than atherogenesis. The 23 papers presented are given in extenso and are adequately illustrated. An exceptionally wide range of disciplines is represented. The papers are divided into five groups, and the contents of each group have been summarized by a group chairman. There is also a brief report of the discussion that followed each paper. The first part presents anatomic and pathological studies bearing on the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, with extensive discussion of the reaction of the vessel wall to various types of injury. The contribution of the electron microscope to studies in

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