M. SALAZAR-MALLÉN, F.A.C.P.; JOSÉ RULFO
Mexico constitutes a rich field for the study of variables, such as the influence of genetic (racial) constitution and climate upon the development of many socially important diseases. The country is populated by representatives of isolates that can be considered as racially unmixed (pure) Indians, as well as by whites (mainly from Spain) and, what is ethnologically predominant, a mixture of both. At the same time, in its large area Mexico has desert lands, snow-capped mountains, temperate valleys and tropical areas. Geopathology thus deserves a unique place as a part of our national pathology.
Since the fundamental report by Chavez1
SALAZAR-MALLÉN M, RULFO J. ON SOME FEATURES OF RHEUMATIC FEVER AND RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE AS SEEN IN THE NATIONAL CARDIOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF MEXICO1. Ann Intern Med. ;42:607–618. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-3-607
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(3):607-618.
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