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April 1936

DISEASES OF THE HEARTA REVIEW OF SOME CONTRIBUTIONS MADE DURING 1935

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BOSTON

From the Cardiac Clinic of the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1936;57(4):791-832. doi:10.1001/archinte.1936.00170080145011
Abstract

The number of papers relating to heart disease published during 1935 was amazingly large. Obviously only a few can be reviewed. As it is, we have been insensibly led to greater length than was first planned. The material has been organized very simply with the view of better correlating the various aspects of a particular problem or disease.

PHYSIOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL PATHOLOGY  Some of the reports which might properly be placed under this heading are discussed appropriately in other sections.Rytand and Dock1 have made an interesting study of cardiac hypertrophy. Renal insufficiency was produced in one group of rats, and the hypertrophied hearts were compared with the hearts of rats fed desiccated thyroid and with the hearts of normal controls.The authors found that the heart of the rat made hypertensive by deprivation of renal tissue reacts by an increase in the weight of its left ventricle alone,

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