Medicine: Busy Antibodies

Rheumatic fever seems to follow a streptococcus infection of the nose and upper throat. Doctors have long been aware of this fact without knowing why. Last week, Dr. Charles H. Rammelkamp announced in Cheyenne that he and a team of researchers had found out. They may thus have found out how to prevent most rheumatic fever cases.

Dr. Rammelkamp's team began this discovery while working at Fort Francis E. Warren, Wyo., where many cases of rheumatic fever had developed. The researchers started with the fact that about three weeks after the beginning of a strep infection, the victim develops antibodies in...

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