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January 24, 1903

ACUTE ARTICULAR RHEUMATISM.THE STATISTICS OF A SERIES OF 270 CASES FROM THE SERVICE OF DR. OSLER IN THE JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL.

JAMA. 1903;XL(4):211-216. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490040007001a
Abstract

The cases in this series are those of acute articular rheumatism which have been admitted to the medical service of the Johns Hopkins Hospital during a period of thirteen years (1889-1902). During this period the total medical admissions were 14,567, and of these 294 were for acute rheumatism, which equals practically 2 per cent. These 294 admissions represent 270 patients, some of them being admitted several times in different attacks. During the same period there were 54 cases diagnosed as subacute rheumatism, 39 as chronic rheumatism, 35 as gout, and 86 as arthritis deformans. The figures from the Montreal General Hospital have been sent me by Dr. Campbell Howard. In a period of 10 years (1891-1901) among 9,992 medical admissions there were 388 for acute articular rheumatism, which equals 3.8 per cent. During the same time there were 154 cases of subacute rheumatism. A comparison with the figures of some of

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