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Precision in diagnosis and classification precedes and clarifies rational therapy. The concept of the etiologic basis for a diagnosis that was supported by anatomic, physiologic, and pathologic criteria, with definition of functional and therapeutic classifications, represented a landmark in diagnostic medicine. The text is a monument to the emergence of cardiovascular medicine (in its widest sense) as a discipline in clinical medicine.
The first five editions of this classic text span the era from 1928 to 1953. The impact of the development of the New York Heart Association criteria has been far-reaching, extending into all areas of medical nomenclature and
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Diseases of the Heart and Blood Vessels: Nomenclature and Criteria for Diagnosis.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;77:1012. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-6-1012_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(6):1012.
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