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June 3, 1933

Chronic Arthritis and Fibrositis: Diagnosis and Treatment.

JAMA. 1933;100(22):1800. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740220066036

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Although the interest of the medical profession in chronic arthritis is growing, it is still far from being commensurate with its medical, social and economic significance. The author of this volume has rightly emphasized that the main task of caring for patients suffering from this disease belongs to the general practitioner, an obligation which has been largely sidestepped in favor of the specialists, the spa physicians and the cultists. The book is intended as a handbook to provide the practitioner with a concise review of current knowledge on cause and treatment; it contains numerous practical suggestions and pertinent dicta. Although in reality it is a second edition of the author's book "Chronic Arthritis and Rheumatoid Affections," it has been so thoroughly revised and its general tone so altered and improved as to lay fair claim to its being a new book with the right to a new title. The causes,

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