FREDERIC D. ZEMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; SIDNEY STORCH, M.D.
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The increasing number of older individuals in the population has already forced clinicians to modify long established descriptions of disease, and in the years to come will make necessary the complete revision of textbooks of medicine to include the manifestations of disease in the aged. Studies by one of us (F. D. Z.) on acute and subacute bacterial endocarditis in the elderly showed how differently the senescent organism reacts to infection, how difficult diagnosis may be in the face of atypical symptoms, and how often associated serious maladies or complications obscure the causative pathologic changes.1 The present contribution is
ZEMAN FD, STORCH S. SYPHILITIC HEART DISEASE IN THE AGED1. Ann Intern Med. 1952;36:1423–1436. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-6-1423
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(6):1423-1436.
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