CHARLES R. RETHY, M.D.
To the editor: Within a 6-month period, I have observed three cases of Munchausen syndrome all of whom claimed important academic and political ties.
Case 1. A 40-year-old mildly obese white man with chest pain was brought to New Gouverneur Hospital Emergency Room. The patient stated that he was a professor of sociology at Chico State University in California. Following a talk on "Patterns of Social Aberrancy" at Stony Brook University, New York, he developed chest pain. His medical history showed that a splenic artery implant into the left coronary artery had been done by Dr. Shumway. Physical examination was
RETHY CR. Munchausen Cases with Connections. Ann Intern Med. ;86:368. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-3-368_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(3):368.
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