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All aspects of rheumatic fever are reviewed in this monograph. The student, house officer, and practicing physician will find that this is undoubtedly the most comprehensive and readable survey of the problem available today. That acute rheumatic fever is still a serious problem is shown by the fact that there are at least 190 000 new cases in the United States each year.
I was somewhat disappointed that the authors, who have had considerable experience with the disease, frequently did not interpret the available data or criticize prior interpretations. For example, they leave little doubt that the severity of acute
Rheumatic Fever.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:802–803. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-802_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):802-803.
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