R. W. PRICHARD, M.D.
To recall a parable in keeping with current humor, nothing illustrates the problems of atherosclerosis better than the story of the blind men who examined the elephant, each insisting that his findings represented the beast best. Similar expressions of partisan feelings have little usefulness for the physician who is attempting to deal with atherosclerosis—the principal health problem of modern industrial society—and it is difficult at present to evaluate the various contributions from research. While waiting for a Moses to lead us out of the wilderness of facts about atherosclerosis (and hoping that he does not succumb to it first), it
PRICHARD RW. Atherosclerosis—Which Did What?. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:980–982. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-5-980
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