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Upwards of one percent of the population of this country suffers with
rheumatoid arthritis, by many standards a common disease. It has frequently been stated that the more common a
disease is, the less we seem to know about it. In some respects we know very little about rheumatoid arthritis
today. Yet in other respects, as Dr. Williams points out in the preface of his book, the scientific knowledge
bearing on rheumatoid arthritis today is extensive; and much is known about the disease. This is a consequence
of the wide research effort directed at various facets of rheumatoid arthritis during
Rheumatoid Arthritis as a Systemic Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:441. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-3-441_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(3):441.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology.
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