John Hunter, angina pectoris and medical education Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Advisory Committees
  • American Heart Association
  • Cardiology
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Societies, Medical

abstract

  • The cardiac death of John Hunter, the 18th century surgeon and anatomist, occurred during a period of emerging understanding of the relation between angina pectoris and coronary artery disease. Although this association was first recognized by Edward Jenner, Hunter's pupil, consideration for his friend and teacher kept Jenner's insight unpublished during Hunter's lifetime. A fascinating controversy on medical education surrounded Hunter during his final year and probably contributed to his death.

publication date

  • January 1980

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9149(80)90660-8

PubMed ID

  • 6986748

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 367

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 45

number

  • 2