PAUL W. CLOUGH
During the past decade there has grown up an increasing awareness among the medical profession of the so-called collagen diseases. This was brought about in part by the widespread belief that they are due to allergic reactions of some sort, and thus might be found amenable to more suitable preventive or therapeutic measures. Interest in them was further increased when for a time it seemed that these diseases were all benefited if not cured by the administration of corticotropin or cortisone. As a result the diagnosis has been made or suspected with increasing frequency.
The introduction of the term collagen
CLOUGH PW. COLLAGEN DISEASES. Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:209–213. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-1-209
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