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March 31, 1962


JAMA. 1962;179(13):1022. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050130026007

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In the past decade, the advances in cardiovascular surgery have exceeded the wildest dreams of the surgeons of half a century ago and still the horizons have not been reached and explored. Much of this work has originated and has been pursued in the United States. It is perhaps natural for people here to so concentrate on the studies emanating from centers and laboratories in this country that valuable work being done abroad remains unknown. This problem becomes particularly acute when language presents a substantial barrier to easy communication of results and ideas.

In the March 3, 1962 issue of The Journal a paper from the Tokyo Women's Medical College discussed some of the complicated and little understood problems connected with the changes in hemodynamics occurring during and after extracorporeal circulation. The paper came from the department of Professor Shigeru Sakakibara, an eminent Japanese cardiac surgeon, and one of the

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