Thomas M. Durant, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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This paper presented important facts and lessons to be learned from the history of angina pectoris on the two-hundredth anniversary of the initial description by Heberden. This was a predominantly British history.
Heberden's Description: This was a classical example of accurate observation and clear description to which little could be added today. Included were  male predominance;  relationship of attack to exertion, emotion, meals;  location of distress and radiation;  angor animi;  instantaneous relief with rest;  general good health at beginning of illness, but often progression to attacks today recognized as infarction; and  the effect
Durant TM. Angina Pectoris—200 Years.. Ann Intern Med. ;68:1153–1154. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1153_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1153-1154.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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