DAVID RIESMAN, M.D., ScD.
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Many men lead active professional and business lives; they may even live reasonably well according to our present standards, but when they reach the age of 50 or thereabouts something happens that was not foreseen by them or by their medical advisors. In ordinary parlance they go to pieces. Upon analysis the disintegration will usually be found due to some change in the heart or circulation. The man who up to the moment of the appearance of the symptoms was active and in the possession of all the energy of the best years of life suddenly becomes an old man.
DAVID RIESMAN. The Failing Heart of Middle Life(The Failing Heart of Middle Life*). Ann Intern Med. 1929;3:112–121. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-2-112
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;3(2):112-121.
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