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The Problem of covering the poorly defined areas of arthritis and rheumatism in 150 short pages is evident in this volume. It is very easy to be critical. I have attempted to compare the approach of this book with the chapters in some of the standard texts directed at primary care physicians (for example, Principles of Ambulatory Medicine). The difference is that Dr. Golding makes no attempt to give any anatomical, physiologic, or biochemical basis for either the manifestations or for the treatment of arthritis and rheumatism.
The text tends to become a list of do's and don'ts. Some advice
Problems in Arthritis and Rheumatism.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:690. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-5-690_2
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