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Physicians will surely agree that in the most prevalent types of heart disease the only measures likely to reduce the rate of untimely death are preventive rather than therapeutic. Severity of the disease remains the strongest influence on the ultimate outcome, and treatment of the most intensive sort has a rather modest effect overall. Accordingly, this monograph based on a series of lectures by one of our most distinguished cardiovascular epidemiologists deals with a problem that may well be the most urgent one facing contemporary medicine.
The book accomplishes two things, providing both a scholarly digest of contemporary research results
Lectures on Preventive Cardiology.. Ann Intern Med. ;67:1123–1124. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-5-1123_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(5):1123-1124.
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