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Discussion on paper of Dr. Boisvert, et al., "Epidemic Rheumatic Fever," and Capt. Lhamon, et al., "An Epidemic of Hemolytic Streptococcus Infection and Rheumatic Fever among Naval Trainees.": DR. J. R. PAUL, New Haven, Connecticut: It seems to me that the importance of these studies can hardly be overestimated, particularly at this time. They represent the first military epidemics of rheumatic fever that have been observed and studied in this country. That similar situations have existed for many years is evident from the literature from European sources. In past years the British, Italian, French,