CHARLES D. ENSELBERG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Although aneurysms (chiefly traumatic) were known to Galen, discussions of this subject in the medical literature began to increase in the 16th Century along with the increasing appearance of syphilis. Abdominal aneurysms were described by Fernelius in 1542 and by Vesalius in 1595.2, 3 Lancisi4 in 1728 observed the relationship between syphilis and aneurysm, and published clinical and pathologic descriptions of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Monro,5 describing a case he saw in 1760, wrote: "At that time he was troubled with a hiccup, which had begun the day before I saw him. The pain of his belly was almost constant,
ENSELBERG CD. THE CLINICAL PICTURE OF ANEURYSM OF THE ABDOMINAL AORTA1. Ann Intern Med. 1956;44:1163–1181. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-6-1163
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(6):1163-1181.
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