WILLIAM DOCK, M.D.
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The year 1958 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first successful experimental study of arteriosclerosis, the greatest killer of our century. The first experiment on tuberculosis had been completed forty years previously. Villemin's demonstration of tuberculosis in rabbits inoculated with human material made possible the isolation of the bacillus by Koch, and all subsequent studies of host sensitivity, diagnostic and therapeutic methods. It marked the beginning of the end of tuberculosis as an uncontrollable plague of city dwellers.
When Ignatovski, of the Russian Imperial Military Medical Academy, reported in 1908 that rabbits fed milk and egg yolk developed severe arteriosclerosis,1
DOCK W. RESEARCH IN ARTERIOSCLEROSIS—THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS. Ann Intern Med. ;49:699–705. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-3-699
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(3):699-705.
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