HAROLD D. LEVINE
In October 1944 Major A. M. Harvey of Baltimore showed the writer a case of rheumatic heart disease with mitral and aortic stenosis and insufficiency in a native with acute cardiac decompensation at the Native Hospital conducted by Angau (Australia-New Guinea Administrative Unit) at Lae, Mandated Territory of New Guinea. This patient died a few weeks later but permission for a postmortem examination was not obtained. In view of the prevalent belief that rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease are only exceptionally encountered in the tropics, this case was considered a medical rarity. However, in January 1945, when the author
LEVINE HD. RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE IN NEW GUINEA: INCLUDING A CARDIOVASCULAR SURVEY OF 200 NATIVE PAPUANS*. Ann Intern Med. 1946;24:826–836. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-24-5-826
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(5):826-836.
Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Streptococcal Infections.
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