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March 1930

Medizinische Praxis.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1930;45(3):479-480. doi:10.1001/archinte.1930.00140090162012

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The object of this series of monographs is to furnish practical information to the physician. This volume contains little that is new and is of limited value as an aid to acquiring knowledge of this little understood disease.

The author discusses acute arthritis, chronic arthritis, myalgia and neuralgia. Myalgia and neuralgia are discussed as conditions distinct from chronic arthritis. It is highly probable that neuralgia is a root pain secondary to spinal osteoarthritis. In discussing chronic arthritis, instead of using the expression atrophic arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, he uses the term chronic polyarthritis — considering the process an inflammatory one. This is in accord with the prevailing view in this country. He considers osteo-arthritis a disease of years, as each decade after twenty years shows an increasing frequency. In this he is in accord with the widely accepted belief in this country that the disease is a degenerative rather than

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