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In this book Pemberton and Osgood have quite thoroughly covered the single type of arthritis known as Chronic Arthritis. Of the 14 chapters, six are devoted to the various phases of treatment; this is as it should be since "what to do" is more important to the patient than "what is it?" Encouragement is given to the patient rather than the opposite which is so often the case.
Chapter II presents the evolution of the terms of classification since 1857 and ends by offering the two most commonly accepted division titles, atrophic and hypertrophic. These names are both descriptive and
The Medical and Orthopaedic Management of Chronic Arthritis.. Ann Intern Med. ;8:651. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-5-651_2
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