BENJAMIN A. GOULEY, M.D.; EDWARD ANDERSON, M.D.
In the last 10 years, 31 cases of dissecting aneurysm of the aorta have been observed at necropsy at the Philadelphia General Hospital, an incidence of 1:480 in necropsies of patients over the age of 20 years.2 Sixteen of these cases had presented the characteristic feature of dissection of the aorta, namely, the abrupt onset of severe and often excruciating pain which was usually thoracic, but also frequently abdominal, occurring in hypertensive patients and followed in most instances by sudden death. The duration of life from the onset of pain was short, generally a matter of hours or of a
GOULEY BA, ANDERSON E. CHRONIC DISSECTING ANEURYSM OF THE AORTA, SIMULATING SYPHILITIC CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE; NOTES ON THE ASSOCIATED AORTIC MURMURS1. Ann Intern Med. 1940;14:978–990. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-6-978
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