MARTIN E. VANCIL, M.D.
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To the editor: The paper by Sigler and associates (Ann Intern Med 80:21-26, 1974) is an excellent report of the beneficial effects from long-term gold salt therapy, which retarded progression of bone and cartilage destruction. These investigators described a system of numerical scoring at 3-month intervals to evaluate patients in "16 specific activities" of daily living; however, their results are not discussed. Obviously, the patient and his physician are concerned with his ability to function adequately. It would be interesting to know if improvement (or lack of it) in these 16 specific activities correlated with changes in the other variables
VANCIL ME. Long-Term Gold Salt Therapy. Ann Intern Med. ;80:779. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-6-779_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(6):779.
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