EDWARD WEISS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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A common problem in the practice of internal medicine is the patient who complains of aches and pains in the muscles and joints and chronic fatigue. Often there is slight fever but otherwise the physical examination and laboratory studies are negative. Attention is focused on this slight rise in temperature and the patient undergoes repeated and prolonged studies from the standpoint of obscure infection or endocrine dysfunction. Formerly such patients were often thought to be tuberculous; later rheumatic infection, with much attention to the heart, was suspected; nowadays chronic brucellosis is the most frequent diagnosis. In the course of the
WEISS E. PSYCHOGENIC RHEUMATISM1. Ann Intern Med. ;26:890–900. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-6-890
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(6):890-900.
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