DALE GROOM, M.D., F.A.C.P.; E. E. MCKEE, M.D.; WARREN ADKINS; VERGNIAUD PEAN, M.D.; EDITH HUDICOURT, M.D.
Studies of human populations have contributed both impetus and insight to the problem of atherogenesis. They lack the precision, the normal controls of the planned animal experiment; they are fraught with untold variables, with barriers of language, culture, medical customs and nomenclature; yet they do deal with the end results in the human. They utilize great natural laboratories for investigation of a disease. Largely from them the idea has grown that coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, is rare among certain primitive populations of the world and that it may be in some way
GROOM D, MCKEE EE, ADKINS W, PEAN V, HUDICOURT E. Developmental Patterns of Coronary and Aortic Atherosclerosis in Young Negroes of Haiti and the United States. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:900–913. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-5-900
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(5_Part_1):900-913.
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