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March 14, 1931

L'arthrite chronique de la hanche.

JAMA. 1931;96(11):889. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720370067037

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This little book deals with one phase only of the arthritic syndrome; namely, involvement of the hip. The subject is discussed under the heads of simple arthritis, proliferative arthritis, ankylosing arthritis and arthritis deformans and therefore does not fully fall in line with the two main divisions of atrophic and hypertrophic arthritis generally accepted in this country as well as in England under the terms rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis. Certain premonitory symptoms are stressed, which should be of some value to students of the subject, such as inguinal pain and the preservation of flexion, while abduction is difficult or impossible. Surgical treatment is briefly dismissed as usually inadvisable. Medical treatment is rather naively comprehended by recommendations that are free from any views but do not suggest an especially philosophic grasp of the subject of arthritis as a whole. There are many reproductions of roentgenograms which, as is so often the case,

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