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Chronic Arthritis and Rheumatoid Affections — With Recovery Records.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1931;47(3):512. doi:10.1001/archinte.1931.00140210175018.
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Under this rather ambiguous title, the author has written an account of chronic rheumatism. He presents some dietary fads, recommending a diet with an alkaline ash for rheumatoid arthritis and acid base foods for osteo-arthritis. He overstresses the value of colonic lavage, but properly emphasizes the importance of free evacuation from the bowel. He makes the rather common error that viosterol may be substituted for cod liver oil in cases of rheumatoid arthritis. He stresses, and the reviewer believes properly, the importance of climate in the treatment for certain types of chronic arthritis.

In his orthopedic treatment he follows Swaim; this chapter is one of the best.

The volume is written in a popular style and covers the whole field in a satisfactory manner. The general practitioner will find this book helpful, as the methods of treatment are presented concisely.


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