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Ep. 27 The coronary heart disease pandemic: a medical historian’s perspective

Coronary heart disease remains shrouded in mystery as to its causes and natural history.  Our guest is Dr. William Rothstein, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Maryland, who has just published The Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic of the Twentieth Century: Emergence and Decline in Advanced Countries.  This fresh look at the patterns of coronary mortality rates throughout the world over the last 8 decades calls into question received notions about this disease.

GUEST:

William G. Rothstein

LINKS:

William Rothstein. The Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic of the Twentieth Century: Emergence and Decline in Advanced Countries

William Rothstein.  Public Health and the Risk Factor: A  History of an Uneven Medical Revolution

Accad, M and Fred HL.  Risk-Factor Medicine: An Industry Out of Control? (in Cardiology)

Michel Accad.  The Public Health Myths of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (a piece I wrote 10 years ago on the Alert & Oriented blog, which touches on many of the themes discussed on this episode)

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1 Comment

  1. Anthony M. Perry on 09/12/2018 at 3:45 PM

    Dramatic decrease in coronary and cerebrovascular disease also in diabetes. Is it because our management is so good?
    https://www.endocrinologyadvisor.com/diabetes/cvd-mortality-diabetic-nondiabetic-population/article/794869/

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