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The position of the author as medical examiner gave him opportunity to study the early phases of rheumatic endocarditis in persons who came to violent deaths while in apparent full health, or who died suddenly without hospitalization. Three patients, in the series utilized, provided the principal material. One was an apparently healthy boy of six years, whose death was due to violence, with an endocardial lesion of the mitral valve before verruca formation. An intermediate phase was found in a girl of 18 years, who had had mitral stenosis for eight years before her death, with an endocardial lesion of
Early Lesions of Rheumatic Endocarditis.. Ann Intern Med. ;5:1324. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-10-1324_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(10):1324.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology.
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