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In a previous study (Kellgren and Bier, 1956), three sets of x rays of the hands were used to assess inter-and intra-observer differences in interpreting changes of rheumatoid arthritis. Wide disagreement between observers was found, and it was concluded that, to ensure maximum uniformity in grading x rays in field surveys and therapeutic trials, all(More)
A 10-year study of the management of rheumatoid arthritis was conducted to compare a programme consisting of rest and anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic drugs with one consisting of maintenance of activity, anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic drugs, and systemic steroids where necessary. During this period subjects who did not respond to the treatment(More)
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