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January 2, 1904

ARTHRITIS DEFORMANS.THE REPORT OF A SERIES OF ONE HUNDRED AND TEN CASES FROM THE JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL. (FROM THE CLINIC OF PROFESSOR OSLER.)

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THE JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL. BALTIMORE.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(1):1-8. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490460005001
Abstract

There is no intention in this paper to make any attempt to discuss the many debatable points relative to arthritis deformans. There is, perhaps, no common disease in the calendar about which we have as little exact knowledge. Much misapprehension has been caused by the use of names which suggest that this disease has some association with rheumatism. Beginning with the very name to be given to it, we have great diversity of opinion, which continues through the etiology and pathology of the disease. Dr. Bradford1 has recently described well the chaotic condition of our knowledge, or rather lack of it, and laid emphasis on the necessity of more careful study of the disease. We are to-day really proving the truth of words spoken by Haygarth in 1805, who said: "The term rheumatism has been applied without sufficient discrimination to a great variety of disorders, which, except pain, have

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