SAUL R. KELSON, M.D.; PAUL D. WHITE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In order to understand more fully the clinical picture of subacute bacterial (streptococcal) endocarditis,2 to determine the effects of treatment prior to the intensive use of the newer chemotherapeutic drugs, and to establish a baseline of prognosis particularly as a means of evaluating therapy, we have analyzed the records of 250 patients with this disease in certain Boston hospitals3 and in private practice4 from January 1927 to March 1939.
Although excellent reviews of this disease have been published in the past and collections of cases assembled, as in the writings of Libman and Friedberg,1 Blumer,2 Morrison,3 and Christian,4 it was
KELSON SR, WHITE PD. NOTES ON 250 CASES OF SUBACUTE BACTERIAL (STREPTOCOCCAL) ENDOCARDITIS STUDIED AND TREATED BETWEEN 1927 AND 19391. Ann Intern Med. ;22:40–60. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-1-40
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(1):40-60.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Streptococcal Infections.
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