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February 17, 1934

Once lecciones sobre el reumatismo

JAMA. 1934;102(7):564. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750070062031

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The popular term "rheumatism" includes articular and muscular conditions. These two types are divided into subgroups on the basis of etiology: the articular into the endogenous, the exogenous, the symptomatic and those of doubtful origin. The muscular variety is the result of endogenous or exogenous agencies. There are eight lectures devoted to the articular form. The discourse on the cardio-articular, focal and symptomatic rheumatisms is the best. Of interest is the portion concerning the traumatic variety. Trauma may produce the ordinary signs and symptoms of acute articular rheumatism, but this is not a true rheumatic condition. In the chronic deforming arthritides, a history of injury is often obtained. These subtypes are of great import in cases in which the question of compensation becomes paramount. There is one lecture on the muscular rheumatisms. The last lecture has to do with treatment. It is essential that the underlying cause of the disease

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