AARON E. PARSONNET, M.D., C.M., F.A.C.P.
In 1926, Riesman1 proposed the term "myocardosis" as a logical substitute for the meaningless and outworn concept of "chronic myocarditis." Again, in a paper read before the American College of Physicians in 1929,2 he pointed out the inadequacy of "chronic myocarditis," especially when used in describing the cardiac diseases of middle life.
The favorable reception accorded our first essays on "myocardosis,"3, 4, 5 and the general interest aroused by the introduction of this newer concept of heart disease, as seen in the middle and advancing age periods, prompted the authors to a further and deeper consideration of the problem and
PARSONNET AE. MYOCARDOSIS: A PLEA FOR EARLY RECOGNITION OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:2133–2150. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-12-2133
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;11(12):2133-2150.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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