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, et al. THE TREATMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS WITH AN INJECTABLE FORM OF BEE VENOM*. Ann Intern Med. 1938;11:1077–1083. doi: https://doi.org/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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