R. G. SNYDER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; CORNELIUS TRAEGER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; LEMOYNE KELLY, M.D.
Our interest in gold salts as a means of treating rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis was stimulated by the work of Dr. Jacques Forestier, who in 1934 published1a the results of his observations on 500 cases of rheumatoid arthritis, treated over a period of five years. He stated that it had previously been demonstrated by Mollgaard that injections of gold salts would arrest the progress of tuberculosis. It was rational, therefore, that the same remedy might be of service in other chronic diseases of infective origin. Forestier1b claimed that 70 to 80 per cent of the arthritic patients treated by him responded
SNYDER RG, TRAEGER C, KELLY L. GOLD THERAPY IN ARTHRITIS; OBSERVATIONS ON 100 CASES TREATED WITH GOLD SODIUM THIOSULPHATE AND AUROCEIN1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:1672–1681. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-10-1672
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(10):1672-1681.
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