"In this volume he [Bouillaud] irrevocably established the etiologic relationship between rheumatic fever and heart disease. Early reports on this relationship had been contributed by Pitcairn, Jenner, and Wells, but Bouillaud's exposition was more authoritative, comprehensive and accurate than theirs" (Willius & Dry, 125).
The merit of Bouillaud's clinical observations was somewhat vitiated by his method of cure: repeated bloodletting at short intervals.
Translated into English by James Kitchen as New researches on acute articular rheumatism in general; and especially on the law of coincidence of pericarditis and endocarditis with this disease, as well as on the efficacy of the method of treating it by repeated bloodletting at short intervals. Philadelphia: Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell, 1837.
Digital facsimile of the 1836 edition from Google Books at this link, of the 1837 edition from the Hathi Trust at this link.