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As pointed out by J. Alison Glover in his report to the British Ministry of Health, chronic arthritis is no new disease, being equally as prevalent in the prehistoric dwellers of Nubia and Upper Egypt as in the Saxon forefathers of the Heptarchy. It occurs in the lower animals as frequently as in man. Accurate observations upon gout are found in the Hippocratic writings; and the 29th aphorism, Book VI, is as true today of the women of England as of the Greek women of the Archipelago in the Fifth Century, B. C. In the Third Century, B. C., Erasistratus
OUR CONFUSED CONCEPTIONS OF CHRONIC ARTHRITIS. Ann Intern Med. 1929;3:180–184. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-3-2-180
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