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In 1768, Heberden stated that most of those affected with angina pectoris "were men . . ., and most of them with a short neck, and inclining to be fat." Twelve years later he wrote "I have seen nearly a hundred people with this disorder, out of which number there have been three women" (quoted by White, P. D.: Heart Disease, 3rd Edition, 1944). Gertler, White and co-workers, writing in 1954 on coronary heart disease in young adults, report 97 males and 3 females in their study group, and claim to have demonstrated that the fat, muscular person is most
Coronary Heart Disease in Young Adults.. Ann Intern Med. ;41:653–654. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-3-653_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(3):653-654.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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