First edition of the author's original investigation of coronary circulation. "Burns described endocarditis and report three cases of mitral stenosis. He recognized the trill present in the latter condition and seems to have understood the mechanism of a cardiac murmur. He also described unilateral paralysis of the diaphragm resulting from pressure on the phrenic nerve by a thoracic aneurysm. Burns (1781-1813) "was an original investigator and man who fearlessly rejection traditional authority" (Fishman & Richards, Circulation of the Blood , p. 222-23). Empress Catherine of Russia invited him to St. Petersburg as director and surgeon of a hospital. -- B & L Rootenberg, 1987.
Excerpt from Observations on Some of the Most Frequent and Important Diseases of the Heart; On Aneurism of the Thoracic Aorta; On Preternatural Pulsation in the Epigastric Region Gentlemen, There are none to whom I could with equal propriety inscribe the following Observations on the Diseases of the Heart, as to you to whom they were originally addressed, and for whose use they are now chiefly made public. In Lecturing on this subject, I noticed, that although many detached Works have been published on particular affections of the Heart, still no treatise has yet appeared, presenting a connected view of the causes and consequences, of the various Diseases to which this most important organ is liable. These considerations, in the first instance, led me to pay some attention to this subject; and the same considerations, have now induced me to make the result of my inquiries public. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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