CHARLEY J. SMYTH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Twenty-five years ago the first systematic review of reports published in English on the various phases of the rheumatic diseases appeared in the ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE. The purpose, as stated by Dr. Philip S. Hench, the first editor, was "to prepare a correlated synopsis of the recent significant literature—including such editorial comments as may seem helpful." At intervals since that time a comprehensive analysis of clinical contributions and experimental investigations, with critical annotations prepared by an editorial committee of the American Rheumatism Association, has been published in this journal.
There is general agreement that the Rheumatism Reviews have served
SMYTH CJ. ANNOTATIONS ON THE THIRTEENTH RHEUMATISM REVIEW. Ann Intern Med. ;54:160–168. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-1-160
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(1):160-168.
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