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July 30, 1892

THE ANALOGY BETWEEN ACUTE IDIOPATHIC PLEURITIS AND ACUTE ARTICULAR RHEUMATISM.

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OF DETROIT, MICH.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(5):129-130. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420050011001e

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Abstract

In the year 1887, I read a paper bearing the above title before the Michigan State Medical Society, which at the time attracted very little attention. However, subsequent observation of these diseases has led me to think that too little importance has been placed upon this question; and for this reason, I venture now to bring the matter again to public notice.

Attention was first called to this relationship by Vallieux in 1854, and afterwards by Davis, of London, England; but without awakening much thought at that time or subsequently.

In the paper alluded to, the theoretical basis assumed of the identity of the two diseases was mainly twofold, on the one hand histological, because the pleura as well as the synovial and other serous membranes spring from the same primordial layer, the meso-blast or middle layer, and ultimately develop into the endothelial layer which is the lining of all

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