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A rheumatology textbook must cover the essentials of clinical diagnosis and therapy, and include an appreciation of the recent contributions of molecular biology and immunology. Although rheumatologic practice has not changed dramatically over the past 10 years, it is hoped that more effective, specific therapies are on the horizon.
This concise, multiauthored book provides a comprehensive review of rheumatologic syndromes, with succinct discussions of etiology and pathogenesis, and minimal digression into speculative areas. Several introductory chapters that address basic and clinical immunology are current and readable. Two chapters on the approach to patients (synovial fluid analysis and patient examination) would
Clinical Rheumatology.. Ann Intern Med. ;105:821. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-5-821_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(5):821.
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