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Excellent texts on arthritis already exist, from the succinct introduction to each disorder provided by the Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases, to the very complete and thorough Arthritis edited by Hollander and McCarty. But Clinical Rheumatology provides a more practical, clinical approach to rheumatic disease diagnosis than either of these books. It is organized and presented in a problem-oriented structure, the chapters dealing not with specific disease entities but rather with clinical presentations. Hence, one chapter deals with patients presenting with acute monarticular disease, one with polyarthritis, and another with chronic joint inflammation—fourteen chapters, in all, dealing with the symptom
Clinical Rheumatology. A Problem-Oriented Approach to Diagnosis and Management.. Ann Intern Med. ;84:379. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-3-379_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(3):379.
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