GEO. C. GRIFFITH; E. P. HALLEY
It is an accepted medical fact that in the absence of a specific therapeutic agent for a given disease entity there are many non-specific methods of treatment proposed. Because of the prevalence of rheumatic fever and the urgency in wartime to marshall only the best of the available therapeutic armamentaria, an evaluation of roentgen-ray irradiation in rheumatic fever is apropos.
From 1926 to 1933 the most significant studies in this field were published by Levy and Golden.1 A careful review of the literature concerning the effects of roentgen irradiation on the heart was published by the same authors.1b In
GRIFFITH GC, HALLEY EP. THE TREATMENT OF RHEUMATIC FEVER BY ROENTGEN-RAY IRRADIATION1. Ann Intern Med. 1946;24:1039–1042. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-6-1039
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(6):1039-1042.
Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Streptococcal Infections.
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