JOHN HOMANS, M.D.
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The diseases to be described are able to reach their full development in the absence of injury, and often do so. As a rule, injury is an aggravating factor, hastening the development of the disorder—precipitating it in some instances-bringing out a latent condition. Occasionally, however, as in the case of thrombosis of a blood vessel, a blow, fall or strain may appear in any one instance to be the sole recognizable cause of the disease. From a medical point of view, the distinction between an aggravation and a basic cause is significant. From the medico-legal standpoint, it is less
HOMANS J. CIRCULATORY DEFICIENCY IN THE EXTREMITIES IN RELATION TO MEDICO-LEGAL PROBLEMS: ARTERIOSCLEROTIC DEFICIENCY (INCLUDING DIABETES); THROMBOANGIITIS OBLITERANS, OR BUERGER'S DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1943;18:518–534. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-4-518
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(4):518-534.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism, Rheumatology.
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