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In spite of the extensive literature on rheumatic heart disease, there is still much to be learned regarding the natural history and epidemiology of rheumatism in juvenile patients and the methods of recognizing valvular disease in the earliest stages.
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Persistent ductus omphalomesentericus is of infrequent occurrence. In 1812, Meckel1 described the involution of the ductus omphalomesentericus resulting in a persistent diverticulum. Since that time Cullen2 has reviewed the literature concerning the irregularities of the involution of...
The milk secreted by women has been shown to vary in composition between wide limits,1 and it is difficult to define a standard composition of milk that will adequately supply the nutritive needs of all growing infants. Observations have shown that breast milk may vary considerably from...
True congenital umbilical hernia, described by other authors under the names exomphalos, omphalocele or hernia funiculi umbilicalis, is a relatively rare condition. It has been described as occurring about once in every 5,000 to 6,000 births, and it is apparently more common in the male...
The author gives the story of the progress made in infant welfare in London during the eighteenth century. He gives in detail the reasons for the tremendous infant mortality at the beginning of the century, and develops this to the opening of the Foundling Hospital by Thomas Coram. He...
Zückert was born in Berlin on Dec. 19, 1737. He started in life as an apothecary, but after four years experience began his medical studies in anatomy and medicine in 1756 at "The Charite" in his native city. Two years later he changed to the University of Frankfurt, where he was...
There are many points of similarity between scarlet fever and rheumatic fever.
The streptococcus plays an important rôle in both diseases. G. F. Dick and G. H. Dick1 showed that the streptococcus is the specific organism in scarlet fever. Since 1900, when Poynton and Paine2...
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