PAUL D. WHITE, F.A.C.P.
Arm chair philosophy in medicine has its place, but without rich experience and wisdom it can play but a minor rôle; it is wise to spend less time discussing our impressions and more time in testing their real truth.
In the field of heart disease we have been notably backward in studying carefully the results of nature's own experiments on man the world over. These clues to knowledge await us everywhere. Let me ask you some of the questions that are crying for solution.
Is it really true that coronary disease, especially early atheroma and thrombosis, is becoming more and
WHITE PD. CLIMATE, MODE OF LIFE, AND HEART DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:6–12. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-1-6
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