JOHN T. KING, F.A.C.P.
In the midst of World War I, when American physicians were widely scattered, meetings of such representative groups as this were unknown. It is likely that many medical officers of the armed Services, absorbed in their various duties, heard little of a condition known to certain of their colleagues as the irritable heart of soldiers, or neuro-circulatory asthenia or, perhaps, the effort syndrome. Some were satisfied with the official terminology D.A.H. (disordered action of the heart). Those who remained in civil posts had little interest in the matter, since the disorder, by and large, is not a peace-time problem. Various
KING JT. ANTICIPATION AND DIAGNOSIS OF NEURO-CIRCULATORY ASTHENIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;16:941–949. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-5-941
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(5):941-949.
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