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Anglo-French contributions to the recognition of rheumatoid arthritis
  1. Kevin J. Fraser
  1. Medical History Unit and Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Heidelberg 3084 Victoria, Australia
  2. Austin Hospital, Heidelberg 3084 Victoria, Australia


    Early descriptions of rheumatoid arthritis in the English and French literature are reviewed. Charcot pointed out that the disease was recognised as distinct from gout in eighteenth century England, and pictorial evidence for this is presented. His own work on arthritis led to a series of noteworthy interactions with Alfred Baring Garrod, which are discussed.

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