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Rheumatic heart disease in Philadelphia hospitals A study of 4,653 cases of rheumatic heart disease, rheumatic fever, Sydenhams chorea, and sub-acute bacterial endocarditis, involving 5,921 admissions to Philadelphia hospitals from January 1, 1930, to December 31, 1934 V Distribution by locality of rheumatic conditions in Philadelphia



Rheumatic heart disease in Philadelphia hospitals A study of 4,653 cases of rheumatic heart disease, rheumatic fever, Sydenhams chorea, and sub-acute bacterial endocarditis, involving 5,921 admissions to Philadelphia hospitals from January 1, 1930, to December 31, 1934 V Distribution by locality of rheumatic conditions in Philadelphia



Publ Health Repts: 1845-1862



A review of the literature indicates a considerable lack of agreement concerning the roles of proximity to watercourses and dampness due to low altitude in the causation of rheumatic fever and chorea. The consensus of most investigations suggests that these diseases are more prevalent in areas occupied by the underprivileged than the better-to-do.

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