RUSSELL L. CECIL, M.D.
Rheumatoid arthritis might well be called the step-child of Medicine for the reason that, like some other chronic diseases, it has always received scant attention from both investigators and practitioners. Osler himself is quoted as having remarked that when an arthritic patient walked into his consultation room, he always had a strong inclination to jump out the window. Most of the research work on arthritis has been spasmodic or accidental, and until recent times few practitioners have made a special study of the disease.
It is unfortunate that such a common malady should have received this neglect. Within the last
CECIL RL. Rheumatoid Arthritis1. Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:23–28. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-1-23
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