MARLOW B. HARRISON, M.D.; PAUL D. WHITE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Although constrictive pericarditis has been recognized for many years, it was not until the advent of modern thoracic surgery and its meticulous attention to technic and anesthesia that surgical treatment of the disease has been possible, with gratifying results in small but important groups of cases, gathered especially in Boston,1 Nashville,2 and Cleveland.3 An adequate historical review of the disease and its recognition has been given by White1 and by Blalock and Burwell.2 It is our purpose in this paper to present a follow-up study of 37 cases of constrictive pericarditis which have been seen
at the Massachusetts General Hospital,
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HARRISON MB, WHITE PD. CHRONIC CONSTRICTIVE PERICARDITIS; A FOLLOW-UP STUDY OF THIRTY-SEVEN CASES(CHRONIC CONSTRICTIVE PERICARDITIS; A FOLLOW-UP STUDY OF THIRTY-SEVEN CASES*). Ann Intern Med. 1942;17:790–806. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-5-790
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(5):790-806.
Cardiology, Pericardial Disease.
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