0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

SUDDEN DEATHS IN THE ARMY

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;80(2):281-282. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220140137013.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

MORITZ and Zamcheck1 present an interesting survey of the material for autopsy at the Army Institute of Pathology concerning 1,000 sudden deaths from disease of apparently healthy soldiers between 18 and 40 years of age. The most common diseases responsible for rapid, unexpected death among young soldiers were cardiac disease, intracranial hemorrhage and meningococcemia. There were 350 sudden deaths from previously unrecognized cardiac disease, of which about 300 were due to coronary arteriosclerosis. Eight per cent of this group were under 25 years of age, and 22 per cent were younger than 30. White and Negro soldiers were represented in proportion to their numbers in the army. The frequency with which the onset of the fatal attack of coronary insufficiency occurred during a period of strenuous physical exertion lends support to the opinion that violent exercise is dangerous for persons suffering from severe coronary disease. However, this

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();