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January 19, 1889

HEART STRAIN AND WEAK HEARTS.Read before the American Climatological Society, Washington, D. C, September 21, 1888.

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JAMA. 1889;XII(3):77-80. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400800005001b

In the remarks I am about to offer I have put together a few facts and notices of cases coming under my immediate care or notice. The subject is one which has already claimed considerable attention. Were I to give a bibliography, I should name among those who have written on this subject the President of this Society, Dr. Loomis; Drs. Robinson, Kelly, DaCosta, Delafield, Chew and others.

I became, myself, first personally acquainted with the morbid condition referred to, in my early manhood, in a hurried walk up Mount Washington. This required hard climbing, as any one who attempts its ascent on foot will find. Long before I reached the summit I was conscious of an oppression in breathing, a want of breath in fact, and a distressing ache of the heart, which made me regret the venture. From that day to this I have never made the ascent