W. PAUL HOLBROOK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The treatment of chronic arthritis is still passing through a phase of promiscuous therapy, much as tuberculosis did 20 years ago. There has been a tremendous increase in interest concerning rheumatic diseases during the past ten years, and, as a result, the medical literature has been flooded with reports of cures accomplished by all conceivable types of treatment. As a consequence, the majority of clinicians have been unable to separate fact from fancy. Diets, vaccines, colonic irrigations, various forms of electro-, physio-, and hydrotherapy, typhoid vaccine injections, the administration of scores of chemicals orally or by injections, endocrine therapy, postural
HOLBROOK WP. EVALUATION OF THERAPY IN CHRONIC ATROPHIC ARTHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1933;7:457–467. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-4-457
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(4):457-467.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology.
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