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James Bryan Herrick - bibliography

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American physician, born August 11, 1861, Pak Park, Illinois; died March 7, 1954, Chicago.


  • A Short History of Cardiology.
    Spingfield, C. C. Thomas, 1942.
    Outstanding description of coronary thrombosis. Herrick showed that sudden coronary occlusion is not necessary fatal. Reprint in Willus & Keys, Cardiac Classics, 1941, pp. 817-829.
  • Clinical features of sudden obstruction of the coronary arteries./i>
    Journal of the American Medical Association, Chicago, 1912, 59: 2015-2020.

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