HARRY BLOTNER, M.D.
Tobacco smoking became of interest to me as a result of the work by Wright and Moffat1 who found that smoking produced in the great majority of normal individuals a marked drop in the surface temperature at the tips of the fingers and toes, and frequently a slowing and stoppage of the blood flow in the capillaries of the nail fold. Shortly after their paper was published I saw a young man with diabetic gangrene who gave a long history of smoking a great many cigarettes each day. The case of this man is recorded to suggest that excessive smoking
BLOTNER H. EXCESSIVE SMOKING AS A POSSIBLE PRECIPITATING FACTOR IN DIABETIC GANGRENE; WITH A CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:987–991. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-7-987
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(7):987-991.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism, Smoking.
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