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August 26, 1905


Author Affiliations

Professor of Principles and Practice of Medicine, Cooper Medical College, and Physician to Lane Hospital. SAN FRANCISCO.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(9):617-620. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510090039001j

My object in writing this paper is to throw some light on the frequency of organic heart disease in San Francisco; on the relative frequency of the various forms; and on the factors that make the frequency what it is. In order to accomplish this purpose I have drawn on two sources of information. The first of these is the records of the General Medical Clinic in the dispensary of Cooper Medical College; and the second is the autopsies performed by my colleague, Dr. William Ophüls, professor of pathology in Cooper Medical College. In the medical clinic I have had opportunity for personal investigation of the cases concerned in the preparation of this paper, and know the facts to be as stated. As regards the autopsies, they were all made by Dr. Ophüls himself, who has kindly placed his personal records at my disposal.

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