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QUEBEC BEER-DRINKERS' CARDIOMYOPATHY

JAMA. 1967;202(13):1145. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130260067015.
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Quebec has acquired the distinction of having its name affixed to a disease entity. The Canadian Medical Association Journal, which devotes the entire Oct 7, 1967, issue to this mysterious disease, proudly bestows upon it the name of "Quebec Beer-Drinkers' Cardiomyopathy."

The christening came not a moment too soon, as two other cities were in the race for priority. Almost simultaneously with Morin's1 report (1966) of the Quebec outbreak, McDermott et al2 described an epidemic in Omaha; similar cases were reported from Minneapolis and Louvain, Belgium. But even though the Omaha and Louvain cases were observed earlier than those in Quebec, few would deny the latter city its pride of priority. It was in Quebec that the most intensive investigation was carried out—a work of superb detection which involved the Ministry of Health, the Department of Forensic Medicine, Food and Drug Directorate, epidemiologists, toxicologists, physiologists, pathologists, biomedical researchers, and

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