Rheumatic Fever in America and Britain: A Biological, Epidemiological, and Medical History

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Rheumatic Fever in America and Britain is the first book to examine comprehensively a disease that has been a moving target for physicians and health care workers. A disease of skin, brain, heart, connective tissue, blood, tonsils, and joints bound to a member of the streptococcus family of bacteria, this illness has practically disappeared from the present-day scene. Yet in 1940 more than one million Americans suffered from the heart disease that followed the ravages of rheumatic fever. It struck nearly 2 percent of all ...

Rheumatic Fever in America and Britain: A Biological, Epidemiological, and Medical History 1999, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813527109

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