RUSSELL J. ALLEMAN; GENE H. STOLLERMAN
The literature in recent years on the cardiovascular complications of thiamin deficiency has made it more and more evident that the syndrome of "Beriberi Heart" is not limited to the classical features emphasized in the studies of Aalsmeer and Wenckebach1, 2 but is subject to great variation in clinical manifestations, pathology and course. The striking variability in the course of Oriental "wet beriberi" impressed even the earlier investigators of the disease. Vedder3 in 1913 in describing the clinical picture wrote: "None of the descriptive classifications are strictly accurate. The case which apparently belongs in the rudimentary or undeveloped type may
ALLEMAN RJ, STOLLERMAN GH. THE COURSE OF BERIBERI HEART DISEASE IN AMERICAN PRISONERS-OF-WAR IN JAPAN1. Ann Intern Med. ;28:949–962. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-5-949
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(5):949-962.
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