DONALD J. CAMERON, M.D.; IRVING S. WRIGHT, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Reversal of the vertebral artery blood flow associated with occlusion of the proximal portion of the subclavian artery was first reported in 1960 (1). Toole (2) and others (3, 4) described this finding in 1961, at the Third Conference on Cerebral Vascular Diseases. The importance of this syndrome and its underlying pathophysiology was established in a report by Reivich, Holling, Roberts, and Toole later that year (5). These authors described in detail the two cases originally reported by Toole as well as the results of studies of cerebral blood flow in dogs with experimentally induced subclavian artery occlusion. This condition
CAMERON DJ, WRIGHT IS. Subclavian Steal Syndrome with Olfactory Hallucinations. Ann Intern Med. ;61:128–133. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-1-128
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(1):128-133.
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