WALTER R. STEINER, M.D.; LOFTUS L. WALTON, M.D.
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The first case of gonorrheal endocarditis in which the gonococcus was grown by blood culture, as well as by cultures from thrombi on the heart valves, was reported by Drs. Thayer and Blumer1 in 1896, in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin. Previously, there had been a few cases in which the organism found in endocarditis was morphologically and tinctorally characteristic of the gonococcus. It was also intracellular in the smear made at autopsy. Since then, cases presenting this complication in gonorrhea have multiplied, until in 1932 Hoffman and Taggart,2 after a careful review of Thayer's list3 of reported cases, rejected
STEINER WR, WALTON LL. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: GONORRHEAL ENDOCARDITIS WITH BILATERAL PAROTITIS AND TOXIC JAUNDICE AS ADDITIONAL COMPLICATIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:1464–1471. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-8-1464
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;11(8):1464-1471.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease.
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