W. PAUL HOLBROOK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The treatment of chronic arthritis is still passing through a phase of promiscuous therapy, much as tuberculosis did 20 years ago. There has been a tremendous increase in interest concerning rheumatic diseases during the past ten years, and, as a result, the medical literature has been flooded with reports of cures accomplished by all conceivable types of treatment. As a consequence, the majority of clinicians have been unable to separate fact from fancy. Diets, vaccines, colonic irrigations, various forms of electro-, physio-, and hydrotherapy, typhoid vaccine injections, the administration of scores of chemicals orally or by injections, endocrine therapy, postural
HOLBROOK WP. EVALUATION OF THERAPY IN CHRONIC ATROPHIC ARTHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;7:457–467. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-4-457
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(4):457-467.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology.
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