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Rheumatoid Arthritis as a Systemic Disease.

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Volume 4. in the series Major Problems in Internal Medicine.) By Williams Ralph C. Jr. . 268 pages. W. B. Saunders Company; , Philadelphia, London, Toronto: , 1974.. Price: U.S., $12.00; U.K., £5.10; Canada, $12.40.

Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(3):441. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-83-3-441_3
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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


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