W. R. GALBREATH, M.D.; EDGAR HULL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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During the years 1938 to 1941, inclusive, there were 67 cases of bacterial endocarditis among the patients admitted to the Charity Hospital. Forty-two of these cases received therapy with one or more of the sulfonamide drugs. This report, reviewing the 42 cases which received sulfonamide therapy, is made in order to add data to those recorded by numerous authors relating to the effectiveness of the sulfonamide drugs in bacterial endocarditis.
Criteria for Diagnosis. The diagnosis was based either upon (1) a compatible clinical picture plus one or more positive blood cultures, or (2) necropsy evidences. In 32 cases the diagnosis
GALBREATH WR, HULL E. SULFONAMIDE THERAPY OF BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS; RESULTS IN 42 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;18:201–203. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-2-201
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(2):201-203.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease.
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