Historical Review of Research on Atherosclerosis

  • Gardner C. McMillan
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 369)


Atherosclerosis in humans can have severe clinical sequellae such as heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. These diseases are common and they have their own research histories, but it is the history of the underlying atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries about which I shall speak. I have listed several sources for this paper and they have extensive bibliographies for specific points of reference.


Heart Attack Blood Cholesterol Dietary Cholesterol Framingham Heart Study Familial Hypercholesterolemia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gardner C. McMillan
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  1. 1.BethesdaUSA

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