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December 18, 1937

Charterhouse Rheumatism Clinic, Original Papers. Volume I

JAMA. 1937;109(25):2092. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780510066030

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This book requires careful study. In order to appreciate it, one must have a keen interest in the subject and approach the material contained in the book with a very open mind. It is technical, the apparatus is expensive and the deductions have not been proved. The application of the pathogen selective cultures and sedimentation rate is made to various groups of arthritis and assists in a clearer understanding of the etiology, differential diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutics. The book contains an interesting clinical, radiologic and serologic correlation on spondylitis adolescens. Roentgenography makes the diagnosis on the basis of sacroiliac joint abnormalities long before the symptoms become manifest clinically. This early aid in diagnosis of disabling spinal affliction affords an advance in prophylaxis and therapy. There will be fewer undiagnosed or misdiagnosed early cases. Early treatment by roentgen irradiation, in dosage determined by sedimentation rate tests and clinical progress evaluation by

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