J. S. BLUMENTHAL, M.D.
The systolic murmur is not an uncommon finding in routine examinations. Reid and Fahr have reported an incidence of as high as 20 and 35 per cent in normal youthful patients. The pendulum of opinion regarding the importance of these systolic murmurs has swung over a wide arc in the last century, from the extreme importance first attached to any murmur heard through the stethoscope to the view that murmurs were of no importance at all, and recently back again to viewing the systolic murmur with extreme suspicion. Mackenzie,1 in his long continued follow-up studies, states that he has seen
BLUMENTHAL JS. THE SYSTOLIC MURMUR1. Ann Intern Med. 1942;17:637–641. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-4-637
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