EDWARD F. BLAND, M.D., F.A.C.P.; T. DUCKETT JONES, M.D.
We are presenting at this time a summary of the outstanding features of rheumatic fever, and its consequences in terms of heart disease and longevity. This report is in essence a review of 20 years' experience with this disease and of the facts and figures assembled from previous publications by the authors.2 Our purpose is threefold: (1) to emphasize certain characteristics of the disease essential for its recognition; (2) to examine the validity and relative importance of these clinical features in the light of more than two decades of follow-up study, and (3) to assess those factors likely to be
BLAND EF, JONES TD. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF RHEUMATIC FEVER: A 20 YEAR PERSPECTIVE1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:1006–1026. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-5-1006
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(5):1006-1026.
Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Streptococcal Infections.
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