JACQUES KRONER, M.D.; ROBERT M. LINTZ, M.D.; MARION TYNDALL, M.D.; LEONORA ANDERSEN, M.D.; EDITH E. NICHOLLS, M.D.
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For many generations there has been prevalent among the rural population of European countries and to a lesser extent in America, a belief that the sting of bees is a cure for rheumatism. Beck,1 in 1935, published a book on this subject and he traced the use of bee sting and bee venom from antiquity up to the present time. Bee-keepers were the first to use bee sting in the treatment of rheumatic conditions and it is only within the past 50 years that physicians have adopted it as a therapeutic measure. The first medical report of its use for
KRONER J, LINTZ RM, TYNDALL M, ANDERSEN L, NICHOLLS EE. THE TREATMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS WITH AN INJECTABLE FORM OF BEE VENOM1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:1077–1083. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-7-1077
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;11(7):1077-1083.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology.
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