J. TEJMAR, M.D.
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To the editor: After noting the description by George L. Engel of three cases of sudden death during joyful meeting after long years of separation (Ann Intern Med 69:293-300, 1969), I used the unique opportunity of the introduction of the new regulations for Berlin visitors to East Berlin (1972) to gather evidence bearing on his thesis of a relation of sudden death to emotional status. Several hundreds of thousands of visitors participated after 20 years of separation (some of them after only 6 years) in the meeting from West Berlin, which is the only half of Berlin for which data
TEJMAR J. Berlin Wall and Sudden Death. Ann Intern Med. ;78:620. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-4-620_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(4):620.
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