SIGMUND R. GREENBERG, M.D.
To the editor: Dr. Whereat's article (ANNALS, July 1970 issue) relating atherogenesis to carbon monoxide and "other mitochondrial election transport change inhibitors that contaminate our hazardous environment . . . as pollutants of our air," should serve as fuel for our ecologist friends. Having failed to communicate with his teachers and parents, the activist may now accuse us of attempted murder by strangulation, that is, by preventing normal respiration of their mitochondria.
Since I see very few rabbits in my practice, I need more information concerning human arterial lipogenesis in an in vivo milieu—not deprived of growth hormone, epinephrine, thyroid
GREENBERG SR. Atherosclerosis and Mitochondria. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:861–862. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-5-861_1
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