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October 1, 1887

ATHEROMA OF THE LEFT CORONARY ARTERY RESULTING IN ANEURISM OF THE APEX OF THE LEFT VENTRICLE.Read before the Chicago Medical Society, June 6, 1887,

JAMA. 1887;IX(14):430-432. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400130014001d
Abstract

As this subject is so little associated with my usual practice it is with some hesitancy that I present even this short report. Aneurisms of the heart, however, are not common in clinical reports, and I trust that fact alone will justify the presentation of the case.

The patient was an intimate friend of mine, and it was only at his special request that I took charge of the case. He was 57 years of age, and his occupation was that of a lawyer. His previous life was unexceptionally exemplary. He did not use tobacco in any form, and was exceedingly temperate and methodical in all his habits; his carriage was such as to suggest the impossibility of any hurry on his part. His general build may be characterized as corpulent, although when young he was very thin. At the age of 30 he was declared to be dying of

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