M. H. NATHANSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; RUTH A. LIEBHOLD
The introduction of a successful therapeutic agent in a disease often leads to clarification of the nature of that disease. This is illustrated by the progress that has been made in the elucidation of the nature of diabetes mellitus since the advent of insulin, and the similar progress in the understanding of various diseases of the blood following the introduction of liver therapy.
In the case of subacute bacterial endocarditis, the uniformly fatal character of the disease prior to the use of penicillin and the failure of various therapeutic agents have not been adequately explained. The low virulence of the
M. H. NATHANSON, RUTH A. LIEBHOLD. STUDIES RELATIVE TO THE CHEMOTHERAPY OF BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS(STUDIES RELATIVE TO THE CHEMOTHERAPY OF BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:1224–1231. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-5-1224
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(5):1224-1231.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease.
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