RUSSELL L. CECIL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Every physician knows that there is more than one factor which enters into recovery from an infectious disease. These various factors are constitutional or environmental. It occurred to me that it might be interesting to consider at this time the more important factors which influence recovery in one of our commoner infections, namely rheumatoid arthritis. At the outset some may object to the assumption that rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic infection. It must be admitted that the evidence for its infectious nature is not complete, but the fact remains that the majority of investigators in this field now consider it
CECIL RL. INFLUENTIAL FACTORS IN RECOVERY FROM RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:315–326. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-3-315
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(3):315-326.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology.
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