ELAM C. TOONE JR., M.D.
This report deals with a series of 29 cases of rheumatoid spondylitis observed over a period of 15 months on the wards of a General Veterans Administration Hospital. Reports by several writers1, 2 have indicated that this disease has occurred among service personnel in a relatively greater ratio to peripheral rheumatoid arthritis than has been observed among the civilian population. Nevertheless we were not prepared for the number of cases encountered at a hospital not designated especially for the care of joint diseases. During the period under consideration there were 8,937 admissions to the hospital as a whole and 197
TOONE EC. RHEUMATOID SPONDYLITIS: OBSERVATIONS ON THE INCIDENCE AND RESPONSE TO THERAPY AMONG VETERANS OF THE RECENT WAR1. Ann Intern Med. ;30:733–739. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-4-733
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(4):733-739.
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