DAVID CORNFELD, M.D.; GEORGES WERNER, Ph.D.; RUTH WEAVER, M.D.; MARJORIE T. BELLOWS; JOHN P. HUBBARD, M.D., F.A.C.P.
A study of streptococcal infection and carrier rates in a school population has been conducted in Philadelphia since September, 1955. The ultimate purpose of this program is to determine effective and practicable methods of community control of beta-hemolytic streptococcal infection with a view to the primary prevention of rheumatic fever.
Controlled studies from a number of sources1, 2 have shown that prompt and continued treatment of streptococcal infections of the throat may greatly reduce the incidence of primary attacks of rheumatic fever following such infections. This evidence has been obtained largely from military establishments, in which population groups are at
CORNFELD D, WERNER G, WEAVER R, et al. STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTION IN A SCHOOL POPULATION: PRELIMINARY REPORT12. Ann Intern Med. 1958;49:1305–1319. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-6-1305
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(6):1305-1319.
Infectious Disease, Streptococcal Infections.
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