LEO GELFAND, M.D., LL.B., F.A.C.P.; REUBEN MERLISS, M.D.
The relationship between a specific injury and the subsequent appearance of arthritis, or the aggravation of a preëxisting arthritis, is a problem that grows more important as the number of automobile accidents increases and as the percentage of older people with painful or diseased joints increases among the general population. This relationship forms the basis of thousands of suits brought before American courts each year.
Yet there is surprisingly little literature on this subject.
Much of what has been written comes from European countries where various forms of disability insurance, workmen's compensation laws, and state health insurance made important the
GELFAND L, MERLISS R. TRAUMA AND RHEUMATISM1. Ann Intern Med. ;50:999–1009. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-4-999
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(4):999-1009.
Emergency Medicine, Rheumatology.
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