ARTHUR C. CLASEN, M.D.
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Hippocrates was one of the first, who noted that body build and temperament were greatly affected by climatic conditions. He also observed in women a relationship between adiposity, menstrual disturbances, and sterility. In 1840 Addison1 and Hutchinson2 wrote descriptions of the types of people, who seem to be susceptible to certain maladies. They thought habitus or physical form of the individual bears an important relationship to disease. DiGiovanni3 in 1880 developed a plan for anthropometric study of patients. He at first thought that it was the morphology that determined the character of the disease. Bean4 in 1912 correlated observations on
CLASEN AC. Gastric Manifestations in Constitutional Inadequacy*. Ann Intern Med. 1930;3:995–1007. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-3-10-995
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(10):995-1007.
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