LINN J. BOYD, M.D., F.A.C.P.; S. CHARLES WERBLOW, M.D.
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Although several unusual, indeed, almost unique features alone justify the publication of this case, a more compelling motive, the equally rare correct appraisal of the situation, is responsible. Only 10 per cent of the cases of aortic coarctation have been recognized ante mortem and its discovery at postmortem examination remains a "surprise d'amphitheatre." One of us (L. J. B.) has had the opportunity to make the presumptive diagnosis of coarctation of the aorta twice within two years on the basis of hypertension, marked differences in the blood pressures in the arms and legs, notching of the lower borders of the
BOYD LJ, WERBLOW SC. COARCTATION OF THE AORTA, DISSECTING ANEURYSM, AND
ANEURYSMAL DILATATION OF THE LEFT VERTEBRAL ARTERY; REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1937;11:845–850. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-5-845
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(5):845-850.
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