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The subject of arthritis is of the utmost interest to neuropsychiatrists, for the same mechanism that underlies arthritic symptoms in one patient may bring about in another disturbances of function in nervous structures. Indeed, the relation has been long recognized, for the problem of arthritis is the problem of medicine itself.
The author has attacked the problem from the laboratory standpoint, and not, as it has been approached hitherto, from its purely clinical aspects. The results on which this work is based have been, in large part, the work of the author and his associates. It is safe to say that the results of their laboratory work and treatment of arthritis create a new epoch in the outlook for this protean disease.
It would lead too far afield to give in detail the basis of the dynamic pathology of arthritis. Suffice it to say that a disturbance of circulation, probably
Arthritis and Rheumatoid Conditions. Their Nature and Treatment. Arch NeurPsych. 1929;22(5):1103–1104. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1929.02220050243021
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