C. KORTH, M.D.
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The occurrence of centrally inaugurated heterotopic impulses in the human heart was first reported by Lucke. Auricular extrasystoles were observed in a 54 year old man in association with a skull injury and severe commotio cerebri. A year after the injury the disturbance in rhythm had become even more marked, with the occurrence of fairly long series of successive extrasystoles. A second patient, aged 50, was observed, who for about seven years had suffered a compulsion polyuria resembling diabetes insipidus together with a slight fever which exhibited normal diurnal temperature variations. These findings required for their explanation the assumption of
KORTH C. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: THE PRODUCTION OF EXTRASYSTOLES BY MEANS OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:492–498. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-3-492
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(3):492-498.
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