K. A. HAMILTON, M.B., B.Ch., F.A.C.P.
During the past few years, owing to my association with the Department of Veterans' Affairs of Canada, the opportunity has arisen to observe some results of the operation of disease processes over long periods of time. The object of this contribution to the subject of ankylosing spondylarthritis is to set forth some observations and conclusions, with interpretation in terms of anatomy, physiology and pathology. Some clinical and therapeutic suggestions are also submitted.
In ankylosing spondylarthritis there is widespread impairment of joint function. The disease is commonly regarded as being one of the apophyseal joints of the spine and of the
HAMILTON KA. PULMONARY DISEASE MANIFESTATIONS OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLARTHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1949;31:216–227. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-2-216
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(2):216-227.
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