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Dr. Robb-Smith, Director of Pathology of the United Oxford Hospitals, was involved in preparing the sixth revision (1948) of the International List of Causes of Death. His thesis in the present book is that the apparent "epidemic" of ischemic heart disease (IHD) is primarily a result of changing practices of disease classification and, to a degree, of changes in the age structure of the population. He considers IHD data from the British Isles; data concerning sex and social class differences; and global aspects of IHD and venous thromboembolism. From this he concludes that there is no evidence for an increased
The Enigma of Coronary Heart Disease.. Ann Intern Med. ;68:264. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-1-264_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(1):264.
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