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December 3, 1932


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Greensboro, N. C.

JAMA. 1932;99(23):1971. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740750073032

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To the Editor:  —According to Dorland's American Medical Dictionary, edition 13, a syndrome is a set of symptoms that occur together. In that volume 133 syndromes are listed, of which the names of about 16 are familiar to the average physician. Several others not included in that formidable list but accepted in current medical literature occur to me. Heaven forbid that still new ones be devised!I do not doubt that the cases so admirably described first by H. R. Felty (Bull. Johns Hopkins Hosp.35: 16 [Jan.] 1924) and later by Hanrahan and Miller (The Journal, Oct. 8, 1932, p. 1247) are other than instances of "grown up" Still's disease or of Banti's syndrome with arthritis; nor do I wish to cast obloquy on the distinguished names of Drs. Felty, Hanrahan or Miller, for all of whom I entertain a feeling of respect and admiration.But I am moved

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