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June 15, 1929

A Report on Chronic Arthritis with Special Reference to the Provision of Treatment.

JAMA. 1929;92(24):2047. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700500059036

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This has a prefatory note by the chief medical adviser of the ministry of health, Sir George Newman. There is also an appendix of nineteen pages on the treatment of arthritic diseases by physical methods as practiced in Germany, prepared by R. Fortescue Fox and Margarethe Mautner. There are many tables, some charts and eight illustrations of certain physical therapeutic procedures. It emphasizes the sociological, economic and medical importance of arthritis and rheumatoid conditions in the United Kingdom and considers provision of treatment in a large way. The subject as a whole is considered under the general captions of history, classification and morbidity statistics; etiology; essentials of treatment, and provision of treatment.

It is probably fair to say that this brochure constitutes the most comprehensive consideration of the arthritic field, under anything approaching official auspices, that has been published in the English language. It presents a convincing exposition of the

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