All About Arthritis by Derrick BrewertonAll About Arthritis by Derrick Brewerton

All About Arthritis

byDerrick Brewerton

Paperback | July 21, 1998

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This book--intended to dispel the mystique and folklore surrounding arthritis--is the first to explain clearly the scientific aspects of arthritis research and treatment. Brewerton tells the intriguing 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. He also addresses the human element, discussing the role in arthritis of such factors as age, gender, emotions, pain, and personality. Brewerton ends the story on a hopeful note, carefully explaining the prospects for prevention and treatment.

Derrick Brewerton has been consultant physician to the Westminster and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospitals and was Professor of Rheumatology, University of London.
Title:All About ArthritisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0 inPublished:July 21, 1998Publisher:Harvard

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0674016165

ISBN - 13:9780674016163

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Editorial Reviews

[This] is a thoroughly good read putting much current research and concept into perspective and supplying many of the facts which even the most assiduous of rheumatologists may have failed to grasp...The immense factual load of the book is disguised in a style of story-telling which focuses, to a great extent, on some truly remarkable individuals...The reader is left in no doubt that research in arthritis is feverishly active and fascinating.