CHARLES H. SLOCUMB, M.D.
In 1935 Dreyer and Reed1 reported clinical improvement among patients who had infectious (rheumatoid, atrophic) arthritis when treated with large doses of vitamin D. Reports which have appeared in the literature are summarized in table 1. Livingston2 reported that his best results were
from the combination of vitamin D therapy and fever therapy. Abrams and Bauer3 seldom saw objective evidence of improvement accompany clinical improvement in their patients and observed that the beneficial effects of vitamin D were only transitory.
Fourteen patients with chronic infectious (rheumatoid, atrophic) arthritis were chosen for study. Their ages were from 17 to 59
SLOCUMB CH. VITAMIN D IN THE TREATMENT OF INFECTIOUS ARTHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1942;16:241–245. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-2-241
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