C. KORTH, M.D.
The occurrence of centrally inaugurated heterotopic impulses in the human heart was first reported by Lucke. Auricular extrasystoles were observed in a 54 year old man in association with a skull injury and severe commotio cerebri. A year after the injury the disturbance in rhythm had become even more marked, with the occurrence of fairly long series of successive extrasystoles. A second patient, aged 50, was observed, who for about seven years had suffered a compulsion polyuria resembling diabetes insipidus together with a slight fever which exhibited normal diurnal temperature variations. These findings required for their explanation the assumption of
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KORTH C. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: THE PRODUCTION OF EXTRASYSTOLES BY MEANS OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM(THE PRODUCTION OF EXTRASYSTOLES BY MEANS OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM*). Ann Intern Med. 1937;11:492–498. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-3-492
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(3):492-498.
Cardiology, Neurology, Rhythm Disorders and Devices.
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