AARON M. LEFKOVITS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; J. R. THOMAS, M.D.
In July, 1958, we described1 the clinical manifestations of rheumatoid spondylitis in 267 patients who were observed in our institution from 1947 to 1958. The management of their disease was discussed and the results were tabulated. To ascertain the subsequent course of their disease, questionnaires were sent to these patients during the summer of 1958. The questions related to general health, continuation and severity of complaints, and employability as assessed by the patients themselves. The purpose of this article is to report the results of this follow-up study.
One hundred forty-two questionnaires were returned; in addition, nine reports of patients
LEFKOVITS AM, THOMAS JR. RHEUMATOID SPONDYLITIS: A FOLLOW-UP STUDY1. Ann Intern Med. ;54:12–15. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-1-12
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(1):12-15.
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