September 1, 1934

The Medical and Orthopaedic Management of Chronic Arthritis

Author Affiliations

By Ralph Pemberton, M.S., M.D., F.A.C.P., Professor of Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and Robert B. Osgood, A.B., M.D., F.A.C.S., Consulting Surgeon, Boston Children's Hospital. Cloth. Price, $5. Pp. 403, with 59 illustrations. New York: Macmillan Company, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(9):705. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750350069028

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This book is presented as a practical exposition of the subject of chronic arthritis for general practitioners, including internists, and also for orthopedic surgeons. It sets forth the convictions of the authors that chronic arthritis is largely a preventable and curable disease. Fully aware of existing limitations to knowledge in this field, the authors have eminently proved that there has already accumulated a great fund of principles and facts that must become the common property of all who would understand the problems of these diseases and care for their unhappy victims.

The book is in no particular a second edition of Pemberton's monograph of 1929. It is not quite so much of a delineation of his personal ideas as was the latter, and it presents a broader picture and represents the conjoined opinions of an internist and an orthopedist—a fruitful union—on the cause and treatment of chronic arthritis. It is

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