CARL M. PEARSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; RALPH F. COLEMAN, M.S, M.D.; WILLIAM M. FOWLER JR., M.D.; WILFRIED F. H. M. MOMMAERTS, PH.D.; THEODORE L. MUNSAT, M.D.; J. B. PETER, M.D., PH.D.
Dr. Carl M. Pearson: It is appropriate that we should discuss current knowledge about disorders of skeletal muscle since, perhaps by chance, various members of the UCLA faculty have, as their primary research, investigative, and clinical interests, skeletal muscle and the diseases that affect it either primarily or significantly as a result of a more widespread pathophysiological disorder.
The skeletal musculature of the body comprises the largest tissue mass, by bulk as well as by weight, in the average human. It is incorrect to consider "the musculature" as a homogeneous tissue: Rather, it is composed of a series of symmetrically positioned
PEARSON CM, COLEMAN RF, FOWLER WM, MOMMAERTS WFHM, MUNSAT TL, PETER JB. Skeletal Muscle: Basic and Clinical Aspects and Illustrative New Diseases. Ann Intern Med. ;67:614–650. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-3-614
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(3_Part_1):614-650.
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