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December 19, 1936

Reports on Chronic Rheumatic Diseases. Being the Annual Report of the British Committee on Chronic Rheumatic Diseases Appointed by the Royal College of Physicians

JAMA. 1936;107(25):2078. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770510068034

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While the title of this book might lead one to believe that it represents the prevailing opinion of the British Committee on Chronic Rheumatic Diseases, the editor frankly states that "it is not to be assumed that the views expressed... are necessarily the views of the British Committee. Their object is to present accounts of clinical and laboratory observation and research which they believe to be of real value, but beyond this, they do not desire to hamper contributors in the expression of their opinions." The volume consists of ten articles by physicians whose names have been identified for a long time with the study of the rheumatism problem. One of the articles giving an excellent cross section of the American concept of the problem was written by Dr. Philip S. Hench of Rochester, Minn. The other nine articles were written by British physicians. The book should appeal particularly to

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