A survey of Heart Disease in Africa, with Particular Attention to Southern Africa

  • B. A. Bradlow
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The multiracial population of the African continent provides a unique source of study in regard to environmental, genetic and epidemiological factors in the aetiology of disease in general, and is of particular interest to the cardiologist. The study of geographical pathology in the natural laboratory provided by this vast continent is of particular importance at the present time, because of the rapid development and emergence from the primitive state of the African populace. Nationalism and industrialism have, since the end of the Second World War, created a number of new states, the people of which show an increasing interest in the way of living common to the Western world.


Ischaemic Heart Disease Life Insurance Rheumatic Heart Disease Constrictive Pericarditis White Race 
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