ARTHUR M. HOFFMAN, M.D.; FLOYD C. TAGGART, M. D.
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Thayer,1 in 1922, stated that "gonorrheal cardiac infections as a whole are by no means very unusual". In contrast to the wide prevalence of gonorrheal urethritis this cardiac complication is rare. Thayer, at that time, reviewed the literature and reported seventy-two cases including twelve new ones of his own. In a comprehensive survey of the literature since 1922 we can find reported only eight authentic cases, to which we add another.
A white woman, aged 19, maid, was admitted to the Santa Fe Coast Lines Hospital, Los Angeles, on July 13, 1930, as convalescent from an operation for
HOFFMAN AM, TAGGART FC. Gonococcal Endocarditis12: Summary of the Literature and Report of a Case. Ann Intern Med. ;5:1397–1403. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-11-1397
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(11):1397-1403.
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