SAMUEL CANDEL, Lt. Comdr., (MC) USNR; MARK C. WHEELOCK, Lt. Comdr., (MC)USNR
A peculiarly anomalous situation exists in present day medicine. A mass of evidence has been collected by the pathologist to justify the recognition of an entity characterized by an acute inflammatory process involving the myocardium and most often secondary to some acute infectious disease, apart from the septicemias and the specific myocarditides occurring in such diseases as rheumatic fever, tuberculosis, and rarely syphilis. He has quite correctly labeled the condition as acute myocarditis. He has also on occasion demonstrated the same process apparently unassociated with any evident primary disease. He frequently decries the fact that the clinician does not make
CANDEL S, WHEELOCK MC. ACUTE NON-SPECIFIC MYOCARDITIS(ACUTE NON-SPECIFIC MYOCARDITIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1945;23:309–337. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-3-309
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