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The management of chronic and incurable diseases can often be facilitated if patients have a clear understanding of the nature of their illness and what may be expected from the prescribed treatment. This is especially true of the many forms of arthritis, in which patient participation is an important aspect of the treatment program. Yet the busy physician of today has little time to explain these in detail. Written in simple language with the patient in mind, the second edition of this manual serves this purpose very well.
Individual chapters deal with the normal structure and function of various joints,
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The Arthritis Handbook—A Patient's Manual on Arthritis, Rheumatism and Gout.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:530. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-3-530_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(3):530.
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