DALE GROOM, M.D., F.A.C.P.; EDWARD E. MCKEE, M.D.; CHARLES WEBB, M.D.; FAYE W. GRANT, Ph.D.; VERGNIAUD PEAN, M.D.; EDITH HUDICOURT, M.D.; JAMES DALLEMAND, M.S.
Life of the Negro in Haiti as compared to that of his racial brother in the United States is characterized by privation, a meager diet, the less stressful tempo of tropical living, less sanitation and medical care, and prevalence of infectious and deficiency diseases. There, muscles—mostly human muscles—do much of the everyday work which in the United States has long since been relegated to machines and gadgets. In Haiti's less mechanized and relatively primitive environment, coronary disease is regarded as a rarity.1
This study, based upon pathologic rather than clinical findings, is an evaluation of the degree of coronary and
GROOM D, MCKEE EE, WEBB C, GRANT FW, PEAN V, HUDICOURT E, et al. CORONARY AND AORTIC ATHEROSCLEROSIS IN THE NEGROES OF HAITI AND THE UNITED STATES1. Ann Intern Med. 1959;51:270–289. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-2-270
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