The facts collected in the third part of this paper justify the following conclusions:

(1) All of the cardinal symptoms of Stokes-Adams disease may be duplicated by heart-block resulting from a lesion in or near the auriculo-ventricular bundle of His, and by this alone.

(2) No typical case of Stokes-Adams disease has been described in which heart-block might not have been the cause of the trouble.

(3) It can be shown that all cases of Stokes-Adams disease which have been studied by sufficiently accurate methods were cases of heart-block.

(4) It would appear that heart-block without and with syncopal attacks are two stages of the same disease process.

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