L. MINOR BLACKFORD, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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In 1924 Scholz1 assembled from the literature 30 cases of calcification of the myocardium. He classified 14 as due to myocarditis. Oheim2 has reported that minute deposits of calcium in the myocardium are not uncommon in fatal diphtheritic myocarditis. Scholz attributed three cases to coronary occlusion; five to sepsis and four to extension from calcification of the pericardium. He considered four the result of "calcium metastasis": Siebenmann's case of a man of 36 years with "extensive cystic degeneration of the long bones" and kidney stones, was thought by Siebenmann "one of plain calcium metastasis in the sense of Virchow, being
BLACKFORD LM. CALCIFICATION OF THE MYOCARDIUM1. Ann Intern Med. 1947;27:1036–1040. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-6-1036
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(6):1036-1040.
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