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Author English, Peter C

Title Rheumatic fever in America and Britain : a biological, epidemiological, and medical history / Peter C. English
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1999


Description 1 online resource (xx, 257 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. I. The emergence of rheumatic fever in the nineteenth century -- Ch. 1. The new face of rheumatism, 1798-1840 -- Ch. 2. Acute rheumatism and hospitals, 1840-1880 -- Ch. 3. Walter Butler Cheadle and the "typical case," 1880-1890 -- pt. II. The clinical and scientific challenges of an evolving disease -- Ch. 4. Rheumatic fever as sepsis, 1890-1920 -- Ch. 5. Clinical Management, 1890-1925 -- Ch. 6. Allergy, heredity, environment, and the emergence of the streptococcus, 1925-1945 -- pt. III. The disappearance of rheumatic fever in the twentieth century
Ch. 7. From acute to chronic, 1925-1945 -- Ch. 8. At the bedside, 1925-1945 -- Ch. 9. Penicillin, cortisone, and heart surgery, 1945-1965 -- Ch. 10. The waning of rheumatic fever : molecular biology, epidemiology, and history, 1945-1965
Summary In 1940, rheumatic fever accounted for nearly 40,000 deaths in the US. By 1970, only 256 deaths were attributed to this disease in the US. English, a physician and a professor of history of medicine at Duke University, examines the historical course of rheumatic fever. He explores both the shifting biological nature of this disease and the experiences of physicians and patients who fought its ravages, and explains insights from biology, epidemiology, and social history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-236) and index
Notes English
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Subject Rheumatic fever -- America -- History
Rheumatic fever -- Great Britain -- History
Rheumatic Fever -- history
Rheumatic Fever -- epidemiology
Rheumatic Fever -- physiopathology
MEDICAL -- Oncology.
Rheumatic fever
Rhumatisme articulaire aigu -- Histoire -- Grande-Bretagne.
Rhumatisme articulaire aigu -- Histoire -- États-Unis d'Amérique.
Rhumatisme articulaire aigu -- Épidémiologie -- Grande-Bretagne.
Rhumatisme articulaire aigu -- Épidémiologie -- États-Unis d'Amérique.
Rhumatisme articulaire aigu -- physiopathologie -- Grande-Bretagne.
Rhumatisme articulaire aigu -- physiopathologie -- États-Unis d'Amérique.
Acuut reuma.
Infectious Diseases.
Health & Biological Sciences.
United Kingdom
United States
Great Britain
Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland.
Verenigde Staten.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99014094
ISBN 0585300534