JOHN R. GOLDSMITH, M.D.
Aronow and his colleagues, whose most recent report appears in this issue of the ANNALS (1), have substantially advanced our knowledge about the culpability of carbon monoxide in angina pectoris. This sequence of studies deserves both admiration and an anecdote.
On first reading the paper of Aronow and his colleagues, "Tobacco: A Precipitating Factor in Angina Pectoris" (2), my interest in the possibility that carbon monoxide could be a factor was sufficient for me to call him to ask how he could be sure that the effects that he attributed to nicotine were not due to carbon monoxide. Aronow's group
GOLDSMITH JR. Carbon Monoxide and Coronary Heart Disease: Compelling Evidence in Angina Pectoris. Ann Intern Med. ;77:808–810. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-5-808
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