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October 10, 1986

Rehabilitation Management of Rheumatic Conditions

JAMA. 1986;256(14):1961. doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03380140131038

Oddly enough, the most valuable asset offered by Rehabilitation Management of Rheumatic Conditions is the wealth of information that this book can provide to those medical personnel who traditionally are not involved in the physical and emotional habilitation of the arthritic patient. In fact, it seems a shame that because of its title, most general practitioners, internists, and orthopedic surgeons will more than likely pass the book over, erroneously thinking that its true audience should consist only of physiatrists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists. On the contrary, Rehabilitation Management of Rheumatic Conditions is directed at every physician who will assume primary responsibility of the rheumatoid patient, because the book more than adequately demonstrates the so often forgotten concept of the multifaceted approach to the care of these special persons.

Representatives of many specialties have provided input into this volume. In addition to the explanations of the more traditional roles played