This volume is the seventh of a series dealing with the problem of rheumatism recently published in Germany under the editorship of Prof. Rudolph Jürgens. The appearance of the series, according to the editor, is a response to recent recognition among both political and medical circles in the German Reich of the enormous sociologic problem arising from rheumatic diseases. Each volume is intended to present to the practitioner a single facet of this problem in a unified manner.
The book is a reasonably thorough review of well grounded and generally accepted data with regard to the rheumatic state, and the author has included a presentation of much important recent literature dealing with studies of etiologic factors, histopathologic picture, natural history of the disease, modern diagnostic methods and recent views on drug therapy. A carefully compiled bibliography increases the value of the book as a reference tool.
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