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The Incidence and Situation of Myocardial Infarction in One Thousand Consecutive Postmortem Examinations.

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By BARNES ARLIE R.. , M.D., and BALL RALPH G.. , M.D. (Am. Jr. Med. Sc.. , 1932; , clxxxiii:, 215.-225.)

Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(9):1198-1199. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-5-9-1198_2
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Myocardial infarction was recognized grossly in the hearts of 49 subjects in a series of 1000 unselected consecutive postmortem examinations. Only two examples were found in the hearts of 315 patients less than 40 years of age. When this group is excluded, the gross incidence of 4.9 per cent is increased to 6.86 per cent. Forty of the subjects with myocardial infarction were men. One had had a definite history of syphilis; a second, a questionable history of syphilis, and a third had had a positive Wassermann reaction upon the blood and spinal fluid and definite neurological evidence of syphilis


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