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Average monthly admissions of acute rheumatism (rheumatic fever) to the London Hospital, 1873-1881

The dotted line represents the average monthly rainfall at Greenwich. The y-axis for rainfall is on the right, and the y-axis for admissions is on the left. (Source: Gabbett HS. On the seasons of the year and the prevalence of acute rheumatism. Lancet 1883;2:675-7, 720-2. Illustration restored and edited by Dr. Douglas J Lanska.)

Associated Disorders

  • Arthritis
  • Athetosis
  • Carditis
  • Chorea gravidarum
  • Obsessive-compulsive behavior
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Streptococcal pharyngitis