February 21, 1942

Die Goldbehandlung der chronischen Arthritis unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Komplikationen

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Von Fredrik Sundelin. Acta medica Scandinavica, Supplementum CXVII. Paper. Pp. 291, with 19 illustrations. Lund: Håkan Ohlssons Boktryckeri, 1941.

JAMA. 1942;118(8):677-678. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830080109039

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Use of gold salts in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is slowly gaining some favor in the United States even among rheumatism specialists of broad experience, but with this increasing use of gold have come repeated reports of serious, and occasionally of fatal, toxic reactions. Whether results obtainable with this form of treatment justify the risks involved is not yet known with certainty. However, gold therapy will unquestionably be given extensive trial, and Sundelin's monograph, which reviews the question of gold toxicity with considerable thoroughness, will be found increasingly useful to workers in this field. The volume is divided into two sections, the first devoted to a critical review of the literature on gold therapy and the second outlining the author's experiences with gold toxicity at the Nynas Kuranstalt, where gold was used in the treatment of 730 arthritic patients during the years 1934 to 1940. The first section probably represents

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