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January 13, 1945

Medical News

JAMA. 1945;127(2):110-113. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860020054016

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Rheumatic Fever Diagnostic Service.—  Dr. Ward Darley Jr. is the director of a rheumatic fever diagnostic service recently established by the Denver Area War Chest. The service has been organized to find cases of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease among children and to see that these children are referred to a private physician or a clinic for care. Facilities are for diagnosis only, and no treatment is given. Children are referred chiefly by physicians and nurses of the schools and various public health, county and social agencies. Such children who already have a family physician are not seen in the clinic without the physician's written consent. In addition to discovering cases of rheumatic fever or its sequelae among children and sending them to physicians for cure, the service is also available to physicians who wish a careful check on patients with findings of heart disease or rheumatic fever.

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