All About Arthritis: Past, Present, Future

All About Arthritis: Past, Present, Future, by Dr Derrick Brewerton

This book — intended to dispel the mystique and folklore surrounding arthritis — explains clearly the scientific aspects of arthritis research and treatment.

Dr Brewerton tells the story of arthritis research, from the days before germs were recognized as causes of disease and when reasons for inflammation were obscure, to the present, when breakthroughs in genetics, epidemiology, X-ray crystallography, cell biology, and molecular biology support major advances in research and treatment.

The author also addresses the human elements, discussing the role in arthritis of such factors as age, sex, emotions, pain, and personality. He ends the story on a hopeful note, carefully explaining the prospects for prevention and treatment.

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