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A NOTE ON THE INCIDENCE OF RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE AMONG CRIMINAL PSYCHOPATHS
WILLIAM R. ROSANOFF
Am J Psychiatry 1944;100:708-708.
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Assistant Surgeon (R), United States Public Health Service, Springfield, Mo.

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Rheumatic heart lesions were present in 0.60 per cent of a group of 662 criminal psychopaths as compared to an incidence of 1.49 per cent in a roughly comparable control group of 18 and 19 year old selective service registrants. Rheumatic encephalopathy must be a very infrequent etiologic factor in the criminal types of psychopathic personality.

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