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Dr. Copeman has given his volume the title, "Textbook of Rheumatic Diseases." In so doing he has stated a purpose which the text has fulfilled admirably. The book expresses the British point of view, particularly in that the author gives "non-articular rheumatism" more prominence than do American students of the subject. Perhaps English experience warrants this, but fibrositis is not so frequent in its occurrence as a recognizable entity in this country. On the other hand with the rise of psychosomatic medicine, psychogenic rheumatism occupies a much more prominent place in America than this English volume allots to it. However,
Textbook of the Rheumatic Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. ;30:1305–1306. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-6-1305
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(6):1305-1306.
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