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<< The Emergency Medicine Approach To The Evaluation And Treatment Of Pulmonary Embolism

History And Pathophysiology

In 1761, Giambattista Morgagni, a prominent 18th century pathologist, published his classic book, De Sedibus et Causis Morborum per Anatomen Indagatis (On the Seats and Causes of Diseases as Investigated by Anatomy), asking “Ubi est morbus?” (Where is the disease?). He attempted to explain the presence of large blood clots in the pulmonary vasculature of patients who had experienced sudden death.

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