CHESTER H. ADAMS, M.D.; RUSSELL L. CECIL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
If rheumatoid arthritis is ever to be controlled completely and permanently, it would seem reasonable to suppose that such a result would have to be achieved during the comparatively early stages of the disease; that is, before marked crippling caused by joint destruction, ankylosis and deformity has taken place. In the early months of rheumatoid arthritis, apparently up to one year, the disease is nearly always completely reversible. It may be completely reversible even later if joint destruction has not occurred. This characteristic of rheumatoid arthritis has been stressed recently by Hench in his Heberden Oration.1
Much has been written
ADAMS CH, CECIL RL. GOLD THERAPY IN EARLY RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:163–173. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-1-163
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(1):163-173.
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