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Dr. Spodick has written a companion volume for his excellent monograph Acute Pericarditis which was published in 1959. The subject of chronic pericardial disease must, of necessity, encompass considerations of multiple causative factors, remarkably variable clinical pictures, and systemic effects which may involve nearly every organ system. The topic is less well circumscribed and more difficult to approach than is the subject of acute pericardial disease. This rather difficult task has been undertaken by dividing the subject into five parts. First there is a discussion of the normal pericardium and changes developing as reaction to disease. Interwoven with this discussion
Chronic and Constrictive Pericarditis.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:1340. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-62-6-1340_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(6):1340.
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