PAUL L. BOISVERT, M.D.; M. HENRY DAWSON, M.D.; FRANCIS F. SCHWENTKER, M.D.; JAMES D. TRASK, M.D.
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Epidemic rheumatic fever is not a new disease but it does have especial importance in times, such as these, when large numbers of men are concentrated in military cantonments. The term, epidemic rheumatic fever, apparently implies more than is intended. It is used to indicate the presence of a significant number of cases under, as you might say, one roof. If rheumatic fever were a reportable disease in civilian life, it might be found that there would be considerable variations in its incidence from year to year.
Rheumatic fever is an important military disease and its presence offers a new
BOISVERT PL, DAWSON MH, SCHWENTKER FF, et al. PROCEEDINGS OF AMERICAN RHEUMATISM ASSOCIATION, ATLANTIC CITY, JUNE 8, 19421: ABSTRACTS AND DISCUSSIONS OF PAPERS: EPIDEMIC RHEUMATIC FEVER2. Ann Intern Med. 1943;19:107. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-1-107_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(1):107.
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