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March 1976

Rheumatoid Arthritis (Major Problems in Internal Medicine)

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Washington, DC

Arch Intern Med. 1976;136(3):373-374. doi:10.1001/archinte.1976.03630030097027

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease with protean manifestations involving multiple organ systems other than the muscloskeletal system. The task of summarizing current knowledge of this disease at the clinical, pathological, roentgenographic, and immunological levels has been accomplished with excellence by the author who himself has contributed greatly to the basic mechanisms of this disease.

The monograph contains 18 chapters, nine on clinical aspects, one on pathology, four on laboratory findings, one on x-ray film findings, and the final two chapters are on psychosocial aspects and treatment of the disease. The 101 illustrations are adequate in number and excellent in choice.

The print and paper are superior. The overall impression on reading this monograph is that the author has brought to the reader the latest information on immunological methods, related them to the pathophysiology of the disease process without losing sight of the great toll the disease takes on the

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