We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Textbook of the Rheumatic Diseases.

George E. Ehrlich, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1965;116(3):464-465. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03870030144030.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


Strong, picturesque prose generally characterizes British medical writing. The clinical acumen and historical sense displayed are usually second to none. It must be admitted that a text book is primarily a reference work, but the forte of its authors ought to be in evidence. This Textbook of the Rheumatic Diseases, now in its third edition, is therefore a disappointment. One would have expected more from a group of Great Britain's most distinguished rheumatologists.

There are some delights, but the overall effect is uneven. Despite current references, most of the book reads as if it could have been written ten years ago. Some of the viewpoints are parochial and fail to express the international medical consensus. Nationalism may be a luxury in medical writing; too often, this book reminds one of the classic British weather report, "Fog in the channel; the continent is isolated." Some of the authors managed to


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.