Showing posts with label cardiology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cardiology. Show all posts

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Letter of the Day: October 2

Be sure to read the reprint ...

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 1737

The Sacramento Society for Medical Improvement.
W.J. Hanna, M.D., Sec’y and Treas.

#426 ½ J. St. Sacramento, Cal. October 2, 1896.

My Dear Doctor:

I enclose a reprint of a case of “Heart Injury” which came under my observation. Would you kindly let me know whether you have any similar cases reported in your Museum or any literature on this subject. With kind regards and hoping to hear from you at your earliest convenience I remain

Yours truly
W.J. Hanna

J.M. Toner M.D.
U.S. Army Medical Museum
Washington, D.C.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Letter of the Day: March 5

I wonder what cardiac dropsy is? Probably congestive heart failure, I'd guess.

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 542




March 5, 1895, Lieut. Col. W.H. Forwood, Dep. Surgeon General, U.S.A., Attending Surgeon, U.S. Soldiers’ Home, Washington, D.C., contributes specimens from case of cardiac dropsy. John Crinian, Co. “E”, 4th Infantry.


Need not ask for history.


A.M.M. No. 10822 Path. Sect., 3318 Prov. Path Sect. and 822 Prov. Anat. Sect.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Medical technology creates ethical dilemmas. Again

Read about left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) in "Heart Pump Creates Life-Death Ethical Dilemmas," By Rob Stein, Washington Post Staff Writer, Thursday, April 24, 2008; A01. Once one of these is implanted in someone, their heart can't fail. I'm pretty sure we don't have any of these devices in the museum yet.