Vol 58, No 4 (2003)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
Get Citation

Coronary disease in the past. An attempt at evaluating the dissertation by Jan Cenner "De angore pectoris" (1820) in the context of contemporary knowledge

Janusz Skalski, Anna Skalska, Bolesław Turczyński, Krzysztof Kmieć
Kardiol Pol 2003;58(4):282-289.
Vol 58, No 4 (2003)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: Following an abbreviated historical review of literature related to angina pectoris spanning the period from olden days to the beginning of the XIXth century, this paper analyses Jan Cenner's doctoral dissertation entitled "Dissertatio inauguralis medica de angore pectoris", written in Cracow, Poland in 1820. A conciliation of the information regarding coronary artery disease with the current state of medical understanding is made in a tabular form and an attempt at an assessment of treatment rules (including prevention, general non-specific therapy, local treatment, dietary management and the use of pharmacological agents) according to updated medical criteria follows. The authors' goal is an objective evaluation of the real scientific value of Cenner's work in light of nearly two centuries of progress in medical knowledge. Emphasis is placed on those diagnostic findings and therapeutic paths relating to coronary artery disease that are currently used in medical practice.

Abstract

Abstract: Following an abbreviated historical review of literature related to angina pectoris spanning the period from olden days to the beginning of the XIXth century, this paper analyses Jan Cenner's doctoral dissertation entitled "Dissertatio inauguralis medica de angore pectoris", written in Cracow, Poland in 1820. A conciliation of the information regarding coronary artery disease with the current state of medical understanding is made in a tabular form and an attempt at an assessment of treatment rules (including prevention, general non-specific therapy, local treatment, dietary management and the use of pharmacological agents) according to updated medical criteria follows. The authors' goal is an objective evaluation of the real scientific value of Cenner's work in light of nearly two centuries of progress in medical knowledge. Emphasis is placed on those diagnostic findings and therapeutic paths relating to coronary artery disease that are currently used in medical practice.
Get Citation
About this article
Title

Coronary disease in the past. An attempt at evaluating the dissertation by Jan Cenner "De angore pectoris" (1820) in the context of contemporary knowledge

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 58, No 4 (2003)

Pages

282-289

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2003;58(4):282-289.

Authors

Janusz Skalski
Anna Skalska
Bolesław Turczyński
Krzysztof Kmieć

Important: This website uses cookies. More >>

The cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit. They remembering whether you've visited the site before, so that you remain logged in - or to help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.

By "Via Medica sp. z o.o." sp.k., Świętokrzyska 73 street, 80–180 Gdańsk, Poland

tel.:+48 58 320 94 94, faks:+48 58 320 94 60, e-mail: viamedica@viamedica.pl