MOSES SAMUEL SHILING, M.D., Med.Sc.D.
Since 1900, every review1, 2, 3, 4, 5 of the exciting causes of bacterial endocarditis has always included the Streptococcus, hemolyticus and mitior, Diplococcus pneumoniae, the Hemophilus influenzae, the Staphylococcus aureus and the Neisseria gonorrheae. These organisms no longer arouse comment when found. However, it is still unusual to see cases due to other bacteria and this report concerns itself mainly with the rarer forms of bacterial endocarditis.
A review of the literature reveals reports of many isolated cases of endocarditis due to organisms ordinarily considered non-pathogenic, some of cases due to organisms pathogenic for man but rarely involving the
SHILING MS. BACTERIOLOGY OF ENDOCARDITIS WITH REPORT OF TWO UNUSUAL CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:476–486. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-3-476
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(3):476-486.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease.
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