JOHN G. KIDD, M. D.
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Sudden death, as it occurred in the present instance, is not the rule in subacute bacterial endocarditis. Such unexpected death contrasts sharply with the usual protracted course of this disease, so ably described by the late Dr. William Sidney Thayer in his remarkable monograph1:
The disease is often distressingly chronic. Days and weeks and months pass by—every day with its morning of hope and its evening of depression. And the fatigue and the fever and the anorexia continue—moments, days, even weeks of apparent improvement and elation fatally dispelled by ever-recurring aggravations of first one, then another symptom. And slowly and
KIDD JG. INSTANT DEATH IN BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS: REPORT OF A CASE WITH MYCOTIC ULCERATION OF THE CONDUCTION SYSTEM1. Ann Intern Med. 1935;9:78–84. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-1-78
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(1):78-84.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease.
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