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Written for the patient with arthritis, this book places its major emphasis on rheumatoid arthritis (64 pages). Other problems such as osteoarthritis, gout, and "fibrositis," spondylitis, and disk disease are described briefly.
The author expresses an optimistic and positive approach with his keynote statement in Chapter I: "We believe that something can be done for almost every rheumatic patient." The emphasis is not on self-treatment but rather on management through the physician and his team. The discussion, written with a light but informative touch, ranges from quackery, basic management, and the place of drugs, through physical therapy using ice and
Living with Arthritis.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:530. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-3-530_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(3):530.
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