A. M. MASTER, F.A.C.P.
Heart disease, especially coronary heart disease, is the chief cause of death and morbidity in this country. Its importance has not been emphasized sufficiently. Military personnel, more than others, lack the appreciation of the prevalence of this disease.
According to the U. S. Census report,1 there were 385,191 deaths from heart disease in 1940, giving a mortality rate of 292.5 per hundred thousand, the largest number of deaths ever recorded for heart disease.
Since 1900, there has been a tremendous increase in heart disease after the age of 35. The changes that have taken place between 1900 and 1940 are
MASTER AM. CORONARY HEART DISEASE: ANGINA PECTORIS, ACUTE CORONARY INSUFFICIENCY AND CORONARY OCCLUSION1. Ann Intern Med. ;20:661–674. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-4-661
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(4):661-674.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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