W. S. THAYER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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We now know that the endocarditis of rheumatism on which so much stress has been laid in the past is but one of the manifestations of a general process, the most important feature of which, though often not the most prominent, is the cardiac disease. This cardiac disease is a general involvement of the heart in which valvular affections, acute, subacute and chronic, often, but by no means always, play a relatively important part. Indeed in the more acute and not infrequently in the more chronic forms of the malady the changes in the muscle or in the pericardium are
W. S. THAYER. Observations on Rheumatic Pancarditis and Infective Endocarditis(Observations on Rheumatic Pancarditis and Infective Endocarditis*). Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:247–255. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-3-247
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(3):247-255.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Streptococcal Infections.
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