SAMUEL A. SHELBURNE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HOWARD S. ARONSON, M.D.
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The first paper of this series1 included a description of the first reported case of a primary tumor of the heart recognized before death in a patient in whom there was no previous knowledge of tumor elsewhere in the body.2 The diagnosis was simple and logical, the same reasoning being applied to a rapidly recurring sanguinous pericardial fluid that has been applied many times to a similar pleural effusion. In that report it was suggested that roentgen-ray therapy might have helped the patient had it been tried early. Curiously enough, as often happens in the practice of medicine, we soon
SHELBURNE SA, ARONSON HS. TUMORS OF THE HEART. II. REPORT OF A SECONDARY TUMOR OF THE HEART INVOLVING THE PERICARDIUM AND THE BUNDLE OF HIS WITH REMISSION FOLLOWING DEEP ROENTGEN-RAY THERAPY1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:728–736. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-4-728
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;14(4):728-736.
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