CURTIS F. GARVIN, M.D.
Organic aortic insufficiency has been recognized since Cowper1 first described this condition anatomically in 1706. The physiological changes attracted attention in 1715 when Vieussens2 noted the collapsing pulse. Further important diagnostic signs were recorded by Hope3 in 1831.
The observations of Corrigan4 in 1832 concerning the mode of origin, meaning and character of the auscultatory and palpatory phenomena of aortic insufficiency stimulated interest in the condition and thereafter the literature increased steadily. Relative aortic insufficiency came to be recognized, and in 1896 Barié,5 in an article entitled "True and False Aortic Insufficiency," made a comprehensive review of the contributions to
GARVIN CF. FUNCTIONAL AORTIC INSUFFICIENCY1. Ann Intern Med. 1940;13:1799–1804. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-10-1799
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;13(10):1799-1804.
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