JOSEPH A. CAPPS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In the year 1910 a young man came under my care at St. Luke's Hospital complaining of daily fever, night sweats, and exhaustion. During the next few days petechiae appeared in crops on the skin, the spleen became palpable, and red blood cells were found in the urine. The presence of a loud systolic murmur over the apex of the heart prompted recourse to blood cultures, whereupon Dr. Rosenow in two attempts succeeded in obtaining an abundant growth of Streptococcus viridans. For lack of any specific treatment, this patient was given intravenous injections of sodium cacodylate daily for 12
CAPPS JA. SUBACUTE BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS DUE TO STREPTOCOCCUS VIRIDANS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PROGNOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:280–293. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-2-280
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(2):280-293.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Streptococcal Infections.
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