NELSON W. BARKER, M.D.
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For many years physicians who have been particularly interested in vascular diseases have had a definite clinical impression that the smoking of tobacco, and particularly of cigarettes, has played some part in the etiology of thromboangiitis obliterans. Opinion has been divided, however, as to whether the use of tobacco was merely a contributing factor to the progress and symptoms, or whether it actually caused the vascular lesions. Statistics have shown a very low incidence of non-smokers among patients with this disease, less than 2 per cent in The Mayo Clinic series, compared with 26 per cent in the control group
BARKER NW. THE EFFECT OF TOBACCO ON DISEASES OF THE BLOOD VESSELS. Ann Intern Med. ;7:1456–1457. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-11-1456
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(11):1456-1457.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Smoking.
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