RUSSELL L. CECIL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Perhaps the most important problem which confronts a young medical organization such as the American Rheumatism Association is the proper orientation of the Society in the field which it proposes to cover. This question has already been attacked in part by this group. In the first place we decided that we would not confine ourselves strictly to the matter of arthritis, but would cover the whole field of rheumatism, including rheumatic fever. Our next task is to attack the problem of nomenclature, and what a difficult problem it is! The English have already made a brave effort in this direction,
CECIL RL. THE NECESSITY OF CERTAIN CRITERIA FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND CURE OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:637–642. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-4-637
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(4):637-642.
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