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Article
June 17, 1911

A NEW AND APPARENTLY SUCCESSFUL METHOD OF TREATING METABOLIC OSTEO-ARTHRITIS: SO-CALLED ARTHRITIS DEFORMANS

JAMA. 1911;LVI(24):1779-1784. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560240009003
Abstract

In the last1 of a series of papers on the so-called rheumatoid diseases, I briefly outlined a method of treatment for one, the most serious, condition usually included in this group. This method of treatment I have now used for four years, and as it has proved efficacious in nearly all cases, and especially so in those usually considered hopeless, I consider it worthy of detailed description.

The greatest difficulty in judging the results of a given form of treatment in the so-called rheumatoid diseases is due to our extremely indefinite and faulty nomenclature; the majority of the reports of the treatment give only a vague idea of the nature of the disease under treatment; and in by far the majority of instances a number of evidently diverse conditions are treated in exactly the same way. For this reason, as the condition to be discussed here is a distinct

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