CLOUGH TURRILL BURNETT, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The large volume of literature which has appeared in recent years relating to various phases of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease seemed to require some correlation. An attempt at this resulted in the following review.
While the earliest description of rheumatic fever appeared prior to the middle of the seventeenth century, and the best of these in 1676 by Sydenham, it was not until more than a century later, in 1788, that a clear description of rheumatic heart disease was published by David Pitcairn of St. Bartholomew's in London. Prior to this, Störck and others had noted changes in
BURNETT CT. Rheumatic Heart Disease: A REVIEW1. Ann Intern Med. ;5:1337–1356. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-11-1337
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(11):1337-1356.
Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Streptococcal Infections.
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