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Cardiac Disease 1976

OGLESBY PAUL, M.D.; and J. Roscoe Miller
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Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University; Chicago, Illinois

Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(4):520-521. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-85-4-520
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Our cardiology of 1976 has some of its origins in the description by Heberden in England of angina pectoris (first presented in 1768, published in 1772) and the work of Neubauer in Germany on the cardiac nerves (1772). About 100 years ago, F. H. Welch in England described the differences between syphilitic aortic lesions and aortic atherosclerosis (1875), Rokitansky in Austria published his great monograph on septal defects (1875), and Southey in England introduced the use of special tubes to treat anasarca (1877).

Today, in 1976, lay and professional interest in cardiac disease has escalated to an astonishing height. Recognizing


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