This volume contains lectures on chronic rheumatism given to physicians.
The pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of chronic diseases of the joints are discussed by Prof. Herbert Assman of Leipzig. He considers the two types of chronic arthritis — infectious and ostearthritis —and logically advises that as ostearthritis is not infective, the better term is ostearthrosis.
Prof. Richard Birling of Frankfort discusses experimental infective arthritis. He supports the generally accepted view that chronic infective arthritis, as found in man, has not been reproduced experimentally. He relates in detail the changes in the joints observed in horses used for the preparation of diphtheria antitoxin.
Roentgenograms of acute and subacute joint inflammation are presented by Prof. Gottfried Boehm of Munich. The inflammation of joints associated with acute infection is discussed in detail.
Prof. Christian Bruhn of Dusseldorf presents a complete chapter on the importance of stomatological studies and their possible relation to chronic