AbstractsSocial Work

Social and emotional problems of rheumatic fever in children.

by Joyce. Beatty

Institution: McGill University
Department: School of Social Work.
Degree: Master of Social Work.
Year: 1951
Keywords: Social Work.
Record ID: 1565171
Full text PDF: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile118910.pdf


Rheumatic fever is one of the foremost problems in paediatrics because, except for accidents, it is the leading cause of death among school children (in the United States where statistics are available). Those young people who survive an attack of the disease are often left with damaged hearts which make it necessary to limit normal activity. Many cases of adult heart disease can be traced to attacks of rheumatic fever in childhood. [...]