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July 4, 1931

Die chronischen Beinleiden und ihre ambulante Behandlung: Krampfaderleiden, Beingeschwüre, dicke Beine, nässende Flechten, Schmerzen und chronische Entzündungen der Fuss- und Kniegelenke.

JAMA. 1931;97(1):52. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730010056034

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Abstract

This booklet deals with the chronic ailments of the lower extremities, such as varicose veins, leg ulcers, swelling of the legs, weeping eczema, pain and chronic arthritis of the knee and ankle joints. These ailments are important because they are prevalent and deprive the sufferers of much of their joy in life. They incapacitate the victim from work. These conditions were long neglected by the medical profession and fell into the hands of the faker and the quack. Much can be done to restore these patients to health and efficiency by ambulatory treatment. The first chapter discusses the anatomy and physiology of the structures of the leg and the back. The second considers the causes of chronic leg diseases. In the third, three important factors are discussed: disturbances in lymphatic circulation, disturbances in blood circulation, and changes in the joints. The fourth chapter emphasizes the social importance of these chronic

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