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John Brereton Barlow

Born  1924

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South African cardiologist, born 1924.

Biography of John Brereton Barlow

John B. Barlow is professor of cardiology at the University of Witwatersrand. As a student he was nicknamed "canary" because of his references to rare syndromes and later he kept canaries outside his office. He is regarded by his colleagues as the ultimate clinical cardiologist in the elicitation and interpretation of cardiac signs in the classical British style.

We thank Andre Trombeta for information submitted.


  • R. H. Marcus, P. Sareli, W. A. Pocock, J. B. Barlow:
    The spectrum of severe rheumatic mitral valve disease in a developing country: correlations among clinical presentation, surgical pathologic findings, and hemodynamic sequelae.
    Annals of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, 1994, 120: 177-183.
  • J. B. Barlow:
    Mitral valve disease: a cardiologic-surgical interaction.
    Israel Journal of Medical Sciences, Tel Aviv, 1996, 32: 831-842.

  • J. B. Barlow:
    Idiopathic (degenerative) and rheumatic mitral valve prolapse: historical aspects and an overview.
    J Heart Valve Dis 1992, 1:163-74.
  • W. A. Pocock, J. B. Barlow, R. H. Marcus RH, C. W. Barlow:
    Mitral valvuloplasty for life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias in mitral valve prolapse.
    American Heart Journal, St. Louis, Missouri, 1991, 121: 199-202.

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