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August 1952

CORTICOTROPIN (ACTH) THERAPY OF INITIAL ATTACKS OF ACUTE RHEUMATIC FEVER IN CHILDREN

Author Affiliations

SALT LAKE CITY
From the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Utah.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1952;84(2):151-164. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1952.02050020015001
Abstract

THE INITIAL reports of Hench, Kendall, and co-workers1 on the effects of hormonal preparations on rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatic fever furnished the impetus which has resulted in widespread intensive investigations on the efficacy of cortisone and corticotropin (ACTH) in the treatment of rheumatic fever.2

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