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
KELLEY VC. CORTICOTROPIN (ACTH) THERAPY OF INITIAL ATTACKS OF ACUTE RHEUMATIC FEVER IN CHILDREN. AMA Am J Dis Child. 1952;84(2):151–164. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1952.02050020015001
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