W. S. THAYER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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We now know that the endocarditis of rheumatism on which so much stress has been laid in the past is but one of the manifestations of a general process, the most important feature of which, though often not the most prominent, is the cardiac disease. This cardiac disease is a general involvement of the heart in which valvular affections, acute, subacute and chronic, often, but by no means always, play a relatively important part. Indeed in the more acute and not infrequently in the more chronic forms of the malady the changes in the muscle or in the pericardium are
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THAYER WS. Observations on Rheumatic Pancarditis and Infective Endocarditis(Observations on Rheumatic Pancarditis and Infective Endocarditis*). Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:247–255. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-3-247
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(3):247-255.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Streptococcal Infections.
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