This manuscript explains to both patients and Rheumatologists, in an informative and readable manner, the bewildering labyrinth through which Rheumatology has been led in order to treat and manage the many forms of Arthritis, since Cortisone was announced in the 1950s and then withdrawn. Arthritis Treatment aims its help and barbs in three directions: treating arthritis, treatment roadblocks, and the future.
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Page 144 - But the peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.
Page 41 - Greek word rheumatismos, which was designated mucous (catarrh) as an evil humor, and was thought to flow from the brain to the joints and other parts of the body. Today, the term rheumatism does not exist in the 12* Edition of Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases or the Barron's Dictionary of Medical Terms. Even the term "rheumatic diseases" is not defined in present literature but 3.