ALFRED F. GOGGIO, M.D.
Accurate knowledge of the incidence and cause of heart disease in the young adult population is of obvious importance. Unfortunately, there are many difficulties in the way of obtaining such information. The screening examinations carried out under the draft laws of World War II dealt only with males and did not result to the author's knowledge in any reliable statistics as to the incidence of the various types of heart disease.
Current knowledge of the incidence of rheumatic heart disease is obtained from diverse sources. There are available various surveys carried out in groups of school and pre-school children. There
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GOGGIO AF. HEART DISEASE IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS(HEART DISEASE IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS*). Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:155–163. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-1-155
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(1):155-163.
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