JAMES C. WHITE, M.D.
Following François-Franck's1 suggestion that the pain of angina pectoris could be relieved surgically, Jonnesco,2 Leriche,3 Danielopolu,4 and Hofer5 abroad, and Coffey and Brown6 in this country have developed operations for resecting part or all of the known cardiac nerves in the neck. These structures consist of the superior, middle, and inferior cervical sympathetic ganglia and their cardiac branches; also the depressor nerve when it is present as a separate branch of the vagus. All of these procedures have produced strikingly successful results in some cases, but none has been uniformly successful. As a result there has been complete confusion concerning
WHITE JC. EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL STUDIES IN THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF ANGINA PECTORIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1933;7:229–239. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-2-229
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(2):229-239.
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