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May 17, 2000

Granulomas: The Granulomatous Disorders

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2000;283(19):2586. doi:10.1001/jama.283.19.2586-JBK0517-2-1

This book represented a new challenge after the many years I have been reviewing books more intimately related to rheumatology. But granulomas have always intrigued me. After all, syphilis first appeared in the late 15th or early 16th century as an acute, often fatal infectious disease, perhaps not even venereally transmitted. Falstaff in Henry IV Part 2 is able to suggest that it resembles gout and can lead to a more liberal pension. The noted philosopher Erasmus may have succumbed to it (and the roentgenograms number 3.41 and 18.4 in the book look suspiciously like those of his presumed skeletal remains in Basel, as reported by us1).