C. SIDNEY BURWELL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
William Harvey described and demonstrated the circulation of the blood in 1628, but long before there was any such adequate notion of the function or pathology of the heart the vital importance of this amazing organ was appreciated. This appreciation is attested by the position and significance of the word "heart" in the English language. The heart is the center of objects, the essence of ideas, and it is both the seat and the synonym of love and courage. Hearts may be warm, cold, empty, full, hard, or soft. Among other materials, they may be made of oak, stone, ice,
BURWELL CS. THE PATHOLOGICAL PHYSIOLOGY OF THE EARLY MANIFESTATIONS OF LEFT VENTRICULAR FAILURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;16:104–112. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-1-104
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(1):104-112.
Cardiology, Heart Failure.
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