SOMA WEISS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Intensive clinical and experimental studies of the heart and circulation during the past quarter century have shed considerable light on problems of the cardiovascular system. The accumulated facts, however, are of less aid in understanding the clinical picture of cardiac and circulatory diseases than one would expect. Discoveries with the galvanometer have revealed in detail the mechanism of various disturbances in the conduction of nerve impulses and in the excitability of the myocardium. Correlations between the clinical behavior of the patient and the electrocardiographic findings have made the clinical diagnosis of cardiac pathology more accurate than before; but, on the
WEISS S. Circulatory Adjustments in Heart Disease: A Concept of Circulatory Failure12. Ann Intern Med. ;5:100–116. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-2-100
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(2):100-116.
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