CHARLEY J. SMYTH, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ROGER L. BLACK, M.D.; CHARLES L. CHRISTIAN, M.D.; EPHRAIM P. ENGLEMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; EDWARD C. FRANKLIN, M.D.; DONALD F. HILL, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOSEPH L. HOLLANDER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HOWARD L. HOLLEY, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOHN G. MAYNE, M.D.; WILLIAM M. MIKKELSEN, M.D.; CHARLES L. SHORT, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HUGH A. SMYTHE, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C); OTTO STEINBROCKER, M.D.; HOWARD J. WEINBERGER, M.D.
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Rheumatism and rheumatic diseases were accepted as synonymous terms to indicate any painful disorder in which the principal symptoms were related to joints or their anatomic supporting structures (226).
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Rheumatic diseases occurred in 2.3% of the Chilean population and caused 3.5% of all deaths; 13% of those deaths occurred between the ages of ten and 39 years (1030). In Sydney, Australia, a survey of one in every 500 households was made to assess the frequency of the rheumatic diseases. In the 967 dwellings there lived
SMYTH CJ, BLACK RL, CHRISTIAN CL, et al. Rheumatism and Arthritis: Review of American and English Literature of Recent Years: (Fourteenth Rheumatism Review). Ann Intern Med. 1962;56:1–152. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-5-1
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