W. PAUL HOLBROOK, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ROBERT M. STECHER, M.D.; EDWARD M. HAYDEN, M.D.
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In approaching the study of spondylitis, or arthritis of the spine, one may properly ask that its relation to the large group of chronic arthritide be defined.
Any discussion of chronic arthritis is at present most confusing because of the numerous classifications and the many variations in terminology. Classifications now in use are, in general, based upon etiological or pathological suppositions. Etiological classifications can be of little help, as no single factor has definitely been proved to be the specific causative agent. One needs to recall but a few of the present affirmed etiological factors to realize that chronic arthritis
HOLBROOK WP, STECHER RM, HAYDEN EM. Primary Spondylitis12. Ann Intern Med. 1933;6:1327–1334. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-10-1327
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;6(10):1327-1334.
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