W. W. HERRICK, M.D., F.A.C.P.; T. LLOYD TYSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Lying between the fields of internal medicine and the specialties is a borderland into which the patient may stray and be lost to adequate diagnosis and treatment. It is here that the larger number of medical mistakes are made. In this connection we, as internists, have been impressed by the frequency with which Marie-Strümpell, or ankylosing, spondylitis is unrecognized and mistakenly labelled. We are, furthermore, convinced of the importance of considering this somewhat rare malady in the diagnosis of any painful state of the torso or extremities. With a clear picture of the disease in mind and with ordinary
HERRICK WW, TYSON TL. THE MEDICAL ASPECT OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS (MARIE-STRÜMPELL)1. Ann Intern Med. ;15:994–1001. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-6-994
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(6):994-1001.
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