Theodore Pincus, MD; Frederick Wolfe, MD
Gold treatment for rheumatoid arthritis has evoked controversy in this journal for at least half a century. In 1942, Cecil and colleagues stated that "in disagreement with Snyder and his co-workers (1) who say that gold treatment should be undertaken only when the arthritis is refractory to every other form of treatment . . . gold salts are most effective in the treatment of early cases (2). . . ." The tradition of controversy in the Annals concerning gold salts was most recently expressed in the report by Epstein and colleagues (3), which suggested that this treatment appeared of no
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Pincus T, Wolfe F. Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Challenges to Traditional Paradigms. Ann Intern Med. 1991;115:825–827. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-10-825
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(10):825-827.
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