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A Report on Chronic Arthritis. With Special Reference to the Provision of Treatment.

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By Glover J. Alison. , O.B.E., M.D., M.R.C.P., D.P.H. (Reports on Public Health and Medical Subjects,. (No. 52) , Ministry of Health; , London: , 1928.).

Ann Intern Med. 1929;3(2):185-188. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-3-2-185
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This is the third report submitted to the British Minister of Health concerning the public health and preventive aspects of the so-called "rheumatic" diseases. The first, published in 1924, dealt especially with the incidence of rheumatic diseases in adult insured persons; the second report, published in 1917, dealt with acute rheumatism in children in its relation to heart disease. For presentation in an official report few subjects could be more involved than that of chronic arthritis, because of its confused nomenclature and our ignorance of the exact causes and real nature of this condition. Yet while its etiology is still




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