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RHEUMATIC INFECTIONS IN CINCINNATI HOSPITALS

RHEUMATIC INFECTIONS IN CINCINNATI HOSPITALS The syndrome of rheumatic fever, with its major manifestations of polyarthritis, heart disease and chorea, is becoming increasingly important from the standpoint of public health.1 Yet with the causation, diagnosis and treatment still poorly defined, compared for example with those of a disease such as syphilis, a wholly satisfactory method of coping with this infection remains to be found. One approach to a better understanding of the nature of rheumatic infections has been provided by an analysis of hospital admissions for this disease. The most comprehensive recent reports of this sort have dealt with Philadelphia,2 and New Haven,3 where the records of all hospitals were examined. Studies covering an entire city have been infrequent because of the difficulties involved in reviewing the records of a large number of hospitals. One of the values of such a study is that it provides a basis for estimating the number http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

RHEUMATIC INFECTIONS IN CINCINNATI HOSPITALS

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1944 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020030017003
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Abstract

The syndrome of rheumatic fever, with its major manifestations of polyarthritis, heart disease and chorea, is becoming increasingly important from the standpoint of public health.1 Yet with the causation, diagnosis and treatment still poorly defined, compared for example with those of a disease such as syphilis, a wholly satisfactory method of coping with this infection remains to be found. One approach to a better understanding of the nature of rheumatic infections has been provided by an analysis of hospital admissions for this disease. The most comprehensive recent reports of this sort have dealt with Philadelphia,2 and New Haven,3 where the records of all hospitals were examined. Studies covering an entire city have been infrequent because of the difficulties involved in reviewing the records of a large number of hospitals. One of the values of such a study is that it provides a basis for estimating the number

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1944

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