TIMOTHY R. MURPHY, M.D.; FRANCIS D. MURPHY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Acute glomerulonephritis is a disease with an unknown etiology whose immediate clinical course has been well described. Since the classic description by Blackall1 in 1813 and Bright2 in 1827, continuous investigation has immeasurably enlarged our knowledge of the disease.
The incidence of involvement of other organs, however, is still widely disputed. One of the most disputed points is the incidence of cardiac involvement in acute glomerulonephritis. It was this facet of the problem that initiated the present study.
Goodhart,3 in 1879, is generally credited with recognizing and describing cardiac failure in acute nephritis. Since that time numerous reports have
MURPHY TR, MURPHY FD. THE HEART IN ACUTE GLOMERULONEPHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;41:510–532. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-3-510
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(3):510-532.
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