DA COSTA, Jacob Mendes
Medical diagnosis with special reference to practical medicine: A guide to the knowledge and discrimination of diseases.Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1864.
During the Civil War Da Costa was an acting surgeon in Philadelphia where he supervised a ward for patients with heart disease. In this book he presented the first description of a condition that he called "irritable heart." This was later termed "Da Costa's syndrome."
Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.
Subjects: American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE, PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS
Amer. J. med. Sci., n.s. 61, 17-52, 1871.
“Da Costa’s syndrome.” This was first described by Myers (No. 2768) and is now known as “effort syndrome,” “soldier’s heart,” “disordered action of the heart.” More recently it has been considered an early recognition of one aspect of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, PSYCHIATRY › Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)