MEDICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON. Monday, October 23, 1837

1837 The Lancet  
in reference to the discussion of last week, said that he agreed with those who thought that functional disorders of the heart were much more frequently mistaken for organic changes than vice versa, and this was the case particularly as regarded gout. When gout was suspended for a time, it was common for the pulse to become quick and throbbing, and the heart to palpitate violently, exciting great alarm, and leading to the supposition that the heart was organically affected. All the symptoms
more » ... ll the symptoms were, however, at once removed on the recurrence of the gout. Cases of functional disorder simulating organic change, were mentioned by many authors. Dr. Parry, of Bath, had recorded a case in which the heart's action was so vio-
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