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The Relation of Trauma to Cardiac Disease

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Toledo, Ohio, Attending Physician, St. Vincent's Hospital

Ann Intern Med. 1927;1(4):227-230. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-1-4-227
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The medico-legal phase of the problem whether indirect injury to the thorax can induce temporary or permanent damage to the myocardium is sufficiently important to justify the addition of one other case report of this type. The medical expert is frequently in grave doubt whether a myocardial involvement or a disturbance of rhythm should be ascribed to a previous injury or trauma. Included in this category is the matter of heat exhaustion or heat stroke as a factor in the production of permanent myocardial involvement with a disturbance of rhythm. The matter is of considerable interest to clinicians aside from


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