SAMUEL L. LIEBER, M.D.; JOE E. HOLOUBEK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Medical literature contains little information regarding the incidence of acute rheumatic fever in the central southern portion of the United States, although in the past there have been reports from other sections.1, 2, 3 The purpose of this paper is to report this disease as seen on the wards of Confederate Memorial Medical Center, of Shreveport, Louisiana, a 1,000 bed general hospital for the care of indigent citizens of Louisiana. The drawing area of this hospital is primarily the northern part of the state.
Admissions: During the five year period from January 1, 1950, through December 31, 1954, there were
LIEBER SL, HOLOUBEK JE. ACUTE RHEUMATIC FEVER IN A LARGE SOUTHERN HOSPITAL OVER THE FIVE YEAR PERIOD 1950 THROUGH 19541. Ann Intern Med. ;45:118–125. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-1-118
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(1):118-125.
Hospital Medicine, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Streptococcal Infections.
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