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Article
October 1958

Evolution of Mitral Valve Surgery

Author Affiliations

Winston-Salem, N. C.

From the Department of Internal Medicine, The Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest College and the North Carolina Baptist Hospital.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;102(4):659-668. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260210145016
Abstract

Evolution of Modern Medicine  This section, which has as its primary purpose a review of the contributions of medical investigators and observers of the past to the present-day concepts of disease, is under the special editorship of Dr. Arthur Bloomfield, 2398 Sacramento St., San Francisco 15.His editorial in the August, 1957, issue of the A. M. A. Archives of Internal Medicine, gives further detail of what it is hoped to accomplish in these articles. Contributions or comments for this section may be sent directly to Dr. Bloomfield, or to the Chief Editor for transmittal to him.Medicine is not a stable science. The continued progress being made on all sides makes it difficult to choose a point at which one can stop and attempt to evaluate any single procedure. However true this may be, it is also true that any procedure, after prolonged use, is accepted and established as

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