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November 16, 1940

Arthritis and Allied Conditions

JAMA. 1940;115(20):1745-1746. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810460077029

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Comroe's book is the most comprehensive English treatise on arthritis and allied conditions that has appeared in years. It is well printed and profusely illustrated.

The practitioner will appreciate the author's avoidance of the error of many previous writers, namely limiting the text to chronic arthritis. The arthritides of known and unknown etiology as well as many allied medical and orthopedic conditions are discussed. The diseases commonly mistaken for arthritis are listed and a synopsis of the more important clinical features of each one is presented.

The practitioner will find it a most usable and practical book containing the necessary information relative to the etiology, clinical course, diagnosis and prognosis of the various diseases of joints and many skeletal afflictions. The treatment of most of these conditions is given in detail. The more pertinent features of each disease are emphasized by presenting them in synopses which are set off by

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