H. J. L. M.
Since the theory that circus movement was the mechanism underlying auricular flutter and fibrillation was first advanced and set on an apparently sound experimental basis by Lewis nearly 30 years ago, his teaching has been widely accepted and incorporated in most textbooks of physiology, pharmacology, medicine and cardiology. Only an occasional, and for the most part unheeded, voice has been raised in disagreement. But Prinzmetal and his colleagues, at the Institute for Medical Research in Los Angeles, have recently advocated an alternate concept of the genesis of these arrhythmias and backed it with what appears to be incontrovertible proof. In
M. HJL. NEW LIGHT ON THE MECHANISM OF THE AURICULAR ARRHYTHMIAS. Ann Intern Med. ;32:778–783. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-4-778
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(4):778-783.
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