RUSSELL D. WILLIAMS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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This discussion of syncope is divided into three parts: first, a brief consideration of the subject, second, a description of the various syndromes, and third, a review of some biological aspects of the reaction in certain instances. The work of Weiss and his associates1 forms the basis of our present knowledge; his classical review in the Oxford Medicine was written about 1937. Since then the chief contributions have come from Engel and Romano3, 6 who have not only utilized the relatively new technic of the electroencephalogram, but have also studied fainting from a modern psychological point of view.
WILLIAMS RD. SYNCOPE: A REVIEW1. Ann Intern Med. 1949;30:1143–1155. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-6-1143
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(6):1143-1155.
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