The Paleopathology of the Cardiovascular System

Paleopathology, the study of disease in ancient remains, adds the dimension of time to our study of health and disease. The oldest preserved heart is from a mummified rabbit of the Pleistocene epoch, over 20,000 years old. Cardiovascular disease has been identified in human mummies from Alaska and E...

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Journal Title: Texas Heart Institute Journal Vol. 20; no. 4; pp. 252 - 257
Author: Michael Zimmerman
Format: Article
Language: English
Published: 1993
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