Book Reviews
April 1942

Rheumatic Fever in New Haven.

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Edited by John R. Paul, M.D. Price, $1. Pp. 176, with 22 tables and 45 charts. Lancaster, Pa.: Science Press Printing Company, 1941.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(4):829. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010040197013

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This book reports a study conducted over a twelve year period, from 1928 to 1940, as to incidence and prevalence of rheumatic fever in the city of New Haven.

It is comparable in type to several other such studies here and abroad. These studies all dovetail, and this one makes a valuable addition to conclusions in regard to this disease.

The chapter on epidemiology is a concise review of the present status of its obscure etiology.

The prevalence of rheumatic fever was determined by a survey of hospital admissions and of mortality statistics for juvenile heart disease and rheumatic heart disease among school children.

There are two interesting chapters in a statistical study of rheumatic heart disease among the well-to-do and rheumatic heart disease among the poor.

The rheumatic family has been carefully studied.

The last chapter, a general summary, is good and should convince one of the importance of

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