J. H. MEANS
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It should be of particular interest to physicians that some of the most important progress in the treatment of heart disease lies in the realm of surgery. It is very necessary for the physician to know what the surgeon can do and when to call him in.
Three totally different types of surgical procedure, each designed to relieve the sufferer from heart disease by altering certain of his physiologic processes, may be mentioned.
In the first place we have the nerve blocking procedures for painful afflictions such as angina pectoris. These, whether they be alcohol block, nerve section, or ganglionectomy,
MEANS JH. THE HEART AND THE SURGEON. Ann Intern Med. ;7:131–133. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-1-131
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(1):131-133.
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