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JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(16):1006-1007. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460160048007.
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The causes and the genesis of interstitial, non-suppurative myocarditis have been the subject of much discussion and investigation during recent years. The relations of myocardial scars to coronary sclerosis; of more acute, necrotic myocardial foci to occlusion of the coronary arteries; the rôle of syphilis, of rheumatism, and of the acute infectious diseases in the development of myocarditis; and the influence of passive congestion in interstitial changes in the heart muscle have all been considered from various points of view. In order to throw new light on the relations of these so important changes in the heart wall to chronic changes in the coronary arteries, Fujinami1 undertook a study of a series of hearts. His investigations were carried out under v. Recklinhausen, in the pathologic institute at Strassburg, and it is the purpose of the following lines to give a comprehensive summary of the results obtained and the conclusions


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