BENJAMIN MILLER, CH.E. M.D.
"To sum up, we understand by arteriosclerosis a chronic disturbance of the vessels which manifests itself by deposits of the most varied kinds in the vascular walls—." LUDWIG ASCHOFF (1).
Until a few decades ago it was still considered permissible to dismiss atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis as the inevitable partners of the aging process. Today, from pediatric medicine comes one of the most interesting clues to a fuller understanding of the genesis of the arterial lesion. It has been observed in children with Hurler's syndrome (gargoylism) that atherosclerosis is a frequent event. As McKusick (2) writes: "Grossly even in young individuals
MILLER B. Mucopolysaccharides and Atherosclerosis. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:982–986. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-5-982
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