Original Article

Bacterial Endocarditis: Pathogenesis and Racial Susceptibility

Authors: MARVIN J. ALLISON, Ph.D., ENRIQUE GERSZTEN, M.D., HARRY P. DALTON, Ph.D.

Abstract

Fatality rates in the Negro were twice those of whites seemingly as the result of more severe degrees of underlying heart disease and a greater tendency to perforation of valve leaflets. The study included considerations of the infecting organisms.

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