EDWARD C. REIFENSTEIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Coronary thrombosis was rarely diagnosed ante mortem prior to 1918. At that time textbooks on medicine contained no reference to the clinical condition. It is a tribute to American medicine that the clinical recognition of cardiac infarction is due to the observations and studies of American physicians.
Osler1 was familiar with the condition. Dock2 was one of the first to describe a case which had been diagnosed ante mortem. However, its significance was not appreciated until Herrick in 19123 and again in 19184 had described its clinical features and drawn attention to the fact that it could be easily diagnosed
REIFENSTEIN EC. ACUTE GUMMATOUS MYOCARDITIS SIMULATING ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:241–252. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-2-241
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;10(2):241-252.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine.
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