This book presents in a concise manner much of the valuable information that has resulted from recent investigations in the field of arthritis. It opens with a statistical and economic statement in regard to the prevalence and importance of chronic arthritis. The second chapter presents various considerations in regard to the etiology and pathology of chronic arthritic disease. Of especial note is the effort made to evaluate the various influences of focal infection, trauma and metabolic disturbances. With a view to its bearing on subsequent therapy, the author presents detailed considerations as to differential diagnosis and renders aid in giving laboratory technic for special examinations he regards as being of value.
Approximately half of the book is devoted to therapy. The author's recommendations for diet are clear and show a desirable caution about undue enthusiasm for this method of therapy. The accepted methods of physical therapy are described and discussed