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November 23, 1940

Rheumatic Fever: Studies of the Epidemiology, Manifestations, Diagnosis, and Treatment of the Disease During the First Three Decades

JAMA. 1940;115(21):1826-1827. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810470070036

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This is a record of the extensive experiences of the author with rheumatic fever and all its protean manifestations. Dr. Wilson has been a diligent student of this disease for more than twenty years and has had extensive and intimate clinical experience in heart clinics, wards and convalescent homes. The book is replete with observations and data that are seldom found in a textbook. While much of the material is distinctly original, the author has drawn on current contributions to enhance her discussions. The volume is organized into five parts and each part has a carefully selected bibliography. Part I is a brief but interesting historical survey of the subject and an excellent discussion of the epidemiology and etiology of the disease. Original investigations of Dr. Wilson and her collaborators relative to the etiology of rheumatic fever are recorded in some detail. Part II comprises a detailed discussion of the

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