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This is not a new disease. It has been known and described under several different names for at least ninety years. It is not the intention of the writer to give a complete history of the disease to date. Such an effort would be as profitable as digging up the ground in a field thoroughly cultivated and resplendent in the beauty of its production. The writer, in the researches he has made, has failed to discover any really new thought or fact which could be called the fruit of labor in this particular field during the past few years. His intention is to give a history of such cases as have come under his care, together with any thought which may seem to him to be of practical value. Any person desirous of becoming more thoroughly informed on this subject is referred by the writer to Dr. Osier's lecture, published
TRUAX JG. ULCERATIVE ENDOCARDITIS.Read in the Section of Practice of Medicine, Materia Medica and Physiology, at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1889.. JAMA. 1890;XIV(13):449–451. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410130017001e