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(p. 161) On In-Patient Treatment for Rheumatic Fever and Chorea 

(p. 161) On In-Patient Treatment for Rheumatic Fever and Chorea
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(p. 161) On In-Patient Treatment for Rheumatic Fever and Chorea
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271336.003.0040
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date: 20 January 2018

In this note, Winnicott expresses his opinion that there is a need for some method to provide adequate accommodation for all patients suffering from rheumatic fever, chorea, subacute rheumatism and rheumatic carditis living in the area which supplies patients to the London hospitals. According to Winnicott, the children who suffer from rheumatic infection are usually both intelligent and sensitive. Winnicott considers that second in importance to treatment of the heart by prolonged rest is the treatment of the minds of these growing children.

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