“Calm down, dear, you'll have a heart attack”

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 16 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:0

As befits the sleepy summer months in the Northern hemisphere, this week's journal breaks no new ground. But it's full of things that tell us a little bit more about what we know already.

We already know, for example, of the link between coronary heart disease and a type A personality. In their editorial Martha Whiteman and colleagues describe how recent research has identified the “toxic” component of the type A pattern as hostility (p 379). Research is now focusing on what component of hostility is responsible for the …

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