MELVIN D. ROSEMAN, M.D.
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In 1768 Heberden1 described very clearly and succinctly the symptoms of disease of the coronary arteries. Yet it was not until 1876 that the diagnosis of coronary thrombosis was first made by Hammer2; and this condition was not commonly considered until after Herrick3 in 1912 had brought it to the attention of the clinicians. In this same article Herrick mentioned that cases with little or no pain have been described. He quoted records of his colleagues who had patients with painless coronary thrombosis. Sixteen years later Parkinson and Bedford4 reëmphasized this phenomenon of coronary thrombosis without pain. They stated that
ROSEMAN MD. PAINLESS MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND ANALYSIS OF 220 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:1–8. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-1-1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(1):1-8.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine.
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