Theodore Pincus, MD; Frederick Wolfe, MD
Gold treatment for rheumatoid arthritis has evoked controversy in this journal for at least half a century. In 1942, Cecil and colleagues stated that "in disagreement with Snyder and his co-workers (1) who say that gold treatment should be undertaken only when the arthritis is refractory to every other form of treatment . . . gold salts are most effective in the treatment of early cases (2). . . ." The tradition of controversy in the Annals concerning gold salts was most recently expressed in the report by Epstein and colleagues (3), which suggested that this treatment appeared of no
Pincus T, Wolfe F. Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Challenges to Traditional Paradigms. Ann Intern Med. 1991;115:825–827. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-10-825
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(10):825-827.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology.
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