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This book opens with "Rheumatic fever is a noninfectious disease." Although the etiology of rheumatic fever is still undetermined, most individuals interested in this disease believe that there is a close etiologic relationship between rheumatic fever and the hemolytic streptococcus.
Numerous statements throughout the book are open to question. The author describes "nonrheumatic chronic arthritis" in detail; the term rheumatoid arthritis does not even appear in the index although this is the accepted American and British name for this disorder.
The discussion of spondylarthritis is not in accord with our present concepts of the disease. He does not stress the
Pathology and Therapy of Rheumatic Fever.. Ann Intern Med. ;20:714. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-4-714_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(4):714.
Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Streptococcal Infections.
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