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Do gold rings protect against articular erosion in rheumatoid arthritis?
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    Alternative hypothesis for gold ring effect on arthritis

    Dear Editor

    I was intrigued when I heard the report of this paper in view of the widely held belief that copper jewellery is also beneficial in the treatment of arthritis.

    In the case of the gold rings it has to be remembered that gold rings are seldom pure gold. Even 22 carat gold rings are 22/24 parts gold, the rest being copper.

    In view of this what evidence is there that the gold and not the...

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