Some time ago Dr. Thomas suggested to me that it might be of interest to analyze the records of the cases of chorea which had been treated in his department in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Dispensary with reference to the cardio-vascular manifestations. For the most part these cases have been rather carefully studied, each patient, as far as possible, having been sent to the medical department for special notes on the heart. Last fall, accordingly, I undertook this task, which was particularly interesting to me in view of the fact that many of the special notes had been made by myself. I have added to these cases those which have been treated in the hospital wards during the same period, the majority of which I have also been able to study.
My plan was somewhat similar to that which was adopted a few years ago in the study of the
THAYER WS. AN ANALYSIS OF EIGHT HUNDRED AND EIGHT CASES OF CHOREA, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE CARDIO-VASCULAR MANIFESTATIONS.. JAMA. 1906;XLVII(17):1352-1354. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210170016002c