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Coronary Heart Disease. A 25-Year Study in Retrospect.

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By Gertler Menard M., White Paul Dudley. . 208 pages. Medical Economics Company, Book Division; , Oradell, New Jersey: , 1976.. Price, $27.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(4):551. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-85-4-551_1
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Gertler and White report the status of their famous cohort of 100 young persons with coronary heart disease and 146 control subjects 25 years after selection and study in 1949. They compare their observations with findings from the major prospective epidemiologic studies of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease that have been conducted during the past quarter century.

The reader is treated to a delightfully personal, opinionated, rambling, imaginative, and lively account of the authors' concepts regarding factors associated with prevalence, incidence, and outcome of coronary heart disease. Neither intimidated by the large numbers of participants and sophisticated methodology of other studies nor


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