JULIUS R. PEARSON; ALBERT W. WALLACE
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That type of paroxysmal tachycardia associated with a short P-R interval and prolonged QRS complex has long provoked the empirical query of the anatomist, physiologist and clinician alike. The comparative paucity of cases and the diversity of conclusions have made for difficulty in final interpretation of this unusual entity. Since Wilson's1 original description in 1915, much has been added to crystallize it, and each new work presented has stimulated further investigation in an effort to arrive at complete clarification.
In 1893, Kent,2a, b working with mammalian hearts, paved the way for the most acceptable theory on the mechanics of this
PEARSON JR, WALLACE AW. THE SYNDROME OF PAROXYSMAL TACHYCARDIA WITH SHORT P-R INTERVAL AND PROLONGED QRS COMPLEX, WITH REPORT OF TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;21:830–847. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-5-830
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;21(5):830-847.
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