HARRY E. THOMPSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HAROLD J. ROWE, M.D.
This study of cortisone and gold therapy in rheumatoid arthritis appeared to be of interest since cortisone, despite its remarkable effect in this disease,1 has not proved of expected value. It was hoped that this steroid would permanently and completely inactivate rheumatoid arthritis. However, there is evidence2, 3, 4 that in most instances cortisone acts only as a suppressive agent, and it is known that undesirable physiologic actions may result from its prolonged administration.5 Hence, it appeared worth while to determine if cortisone and gold given concurrently, or if cortisone given to patients already receiving gold, would increase the effect
THOMPSON HE, ROWE HJ. CORTISONE AND GOLD THERAPY IN CHRONIC RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1952;36:992–1000. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-4-992
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(4):992-1000.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology.
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