JAMES B. HERRICK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
When a previously misunderstood or overlooked disease has been shown to be common, when its symptoms are first described, for a time it is likely to be a front page medical news item. It is a best seller. A good illustration is afforded by appendicitis. The classic paper of Reginald Fitz in 1886 stirred surgeons and internists to a more accurate understanding of this condition, its frequency, diagnosis and—after some prolonged and lively discussion—its essentially surgical character from the standpoint of treatment. For a time there was a tendency to regard too readily nearly every acute pain in the abdomen
HERRICK JB. ON MISTAKING OTHER DISEASES FOR ACUTE CORONARY THROMBOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1938;11:2079–2085. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-12-2079
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;11(12):2079-2085.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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