F. LOWELL DUNN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; E. E. SIMMONS, M.D.
At the Fever Therapy Department of the University of Nebraska 172 arthritis patients have received treatments with the Kettering hypertherm cabinet.2 Of these 12 were diagnosed as acute rheumatic fever. This small group, together with three cases from the University of Colorado, furnish the material for this report.3
The table gives a summary of the cases, eight of which are described in somewhat greater detail in the text. Since our primary interest was the effect of fever therapy upon the course of rheumatic fever we have excluded the frequent borderline cases in which there is often clinical disagreement as to
DUNN FL, SIMMONS EE. FEVER THERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE RHEUMATIC FEVER1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:1600–1606. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-9-1600
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;11(9):1600-1606.
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