RUSSELL L. CECIL, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WILLIAM H. KAMMERER, M.D.; FRANCOIS J. DEPRUME, M.D.
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The use of gold salts in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has an interesting and rather unusual history. In 1927 Möllgaard1 carried out some experiments with gold salts as to their effect on the tubercle bacillus. His results were so interesting that Secher2 in Copenhagen undertook to treat tuberculosis in man with gold salts. Some of the French students of arthritis had formulated the theory that rheumatoid arthritis was a form of tuberculous joint disease. It was possibly this concept of the problem which led Forestier3 in 1929 to try gold salts in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. About the
CECIL RL, KAMMERER WH, DEPRUME FJ. GOLD SALTS IN THE TREATMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS; A
STUDY OF 245 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1942;16:811–827. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-5-811
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