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March 19, 1927

Chronic Rheumatic Diseases: Their Diagnosis and Treatment.

JAMA. 1927;88(12):950-951. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680380074046

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In this monograph, the authors give a "survey of the ground tilled by others" in the light of their clinical experience and without pretense at describing original research. As pointed out in the preface, knowledge of the chronic rheumatic diseases has not yet reached the point at which it is possible to give the last word as to etiology and treatment. However, from the study of the definite facts that have been collected, it seems that work now being carried on is based on rational principles and will lead to the ultimate solution of this perplexing and, to the practitioner, often discouraging problem. In the first part of the book, the rheumatic diseases are classified according to the most recent work on their etiology, and the treatment found most advantageous for each type is clearly stated. The differential points between the various types are also well presented. In the second

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