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This first edition is a credit to the conceptions of the contributing authors and the hard labors of the three editors. The book begins with entertaining accounts of the history of rheumatoid arthritis seen from European and North American viewpoints by two of our most distinguished rheumatologists, Eric Bywaters and Joseph Lee Hollander. Two hundred and twenty pages are then devoted to the scientific basis of rheumatology with excellent reviews of the available evidence (or lack of it) of an infectious cause for rheumatoid arthritis and its associated immunologic disturbances. Faced with the need to prepare a lecture on the
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Etiology, Diagnosis, Management.. Ann Intern Med. ;104:142–143. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-1-142_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(1):142-143.
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