R. MANNING CLARKE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ROBERT B. HAINING, B.S., M.D.
That vegetative endocarditis is due to microörganisms conveyed to the valves through the veins from external foci was first consistently proposed by Emmanuel Winge in a report to the Norwegian Medical Society in 1869. In this country, probably the first demonstration of the infectious nature of acute endocarditis was made before the Chicago Pathological Society by Christian Fenger in 1879. In 1881 Osler showed the New York Pathological Society microscopic preparations from endocardial vegetations containing minute bodies resembling bacteria. However, at this time members of the Society, while accepting the presence of the bacteria, were reluctant to regard them as
CLARKE RM, HAINING RB. NEISSERIA CATARRHALIS ENDOCARDITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1936;10:117–121. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-1-117
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;10(1):117-121.
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