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April 1936

Arthritis and Rheumatoid Conditions: Their Nature and Treatment.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1936;57(4):833. doi:10.1001/archinte.1936.00170080187012

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The long-overdue second edition of this work, the first edition of which was published in 1929, will be warmly received. First written to help place the subject of arthritis on a plane which would arouse the interest and attention then lacking, the work now attempts to incorporate data which have accumulated in the past six years. Consequently the volume has been expanded one hundred pages, and many illustrations have been added.

The book maintains its same general order, starting with a brief historical approach, leading to arthritis as an economic problem and then to its pathology, dynamic pathology, symptomatology and treatment and to related conditions. One is impressed by the statistics quoted showing the magnitude of arthritis as a social problem. Surveys show that cases of this condition constitute 9 per cent of all cases of disease, outstripping those of tuberculosis and organic heart disease and outranked only by cases

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