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Hunter and Holman are names that count in the subject of arteriovenous communications. In 1757 William Hunter recognized that after a careless blood letting at the elbow a communication might be opened up between artery and vein which would persist and grow. In 1923 Emile Holman published a paper entitled "The Physiology of an Arteriovenous Fistula." Since then he has steadily produced distinguished contributions, the latest in 1965 when he published an account of the variability of the effects of an arteriovenous fistula on the development of cardiac failure.
Dr. Holman's monograph, Arteriovenous Aneurysm: Abnormal Communications Between Arterial and Venous
Abnormal Arteriovenous Communications. Peripheral and Intracardiac; Acquired and Congenital.. Ann Intern Med. ;70:1288–1289. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-6-1288_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(6):1288-1289.
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