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November 12, 1955


JAMA. 1955;159(11):1148. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960280070019

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To the Editor:—  Since the current illness of President Eisenhower has brought acute coronary thrombosis still more into the limelight than it has ever been before and since it is important to have more information on the prevalence of this disease in the United States today, it occurred to me that the medical profession might afford at least a partial answer. I am, therefore, requesting all physicians of this country to answer the following questions. Answers should be signed but names will be kept confidential. I realize that many doctors may not see this notice, but enough may answer to make the effort worthwhile. I also hope that physicians who do see the notice will advise others about it and try to get as many as possible to send in their answers. If you have encountered no cases during the month write nevertheless and please so state. Please answer part

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