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dc.contributor.authorJonsson, H
dc.contributor.authorHelgason, J
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-01T13:00:46Z
dc.date.available2010-10-01T13:00:46Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.date.submitted2010-10-01
dc.identifier.citationScand. J. Rheumatol. 1996, 25(3):134-7en
dc.identifier.issn0300-9742
dc.identifier.pmid8668954
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/03009749609080002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/112226
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractIn 1782, Jón Pétursson, a district physician in Northern Iceland, published a textbook on arthritis and its remedies intended for common use. Working within a very simple diagnostic system, essentially comprising osteoarthritis (arthritis fixa) and inflammatory arthritis (arthritis vaga), he describes arthritis vaga as a common, chronic, symmetric, destructive, inflammatory polyarthritis, sometimes with systemic manifestations. It affected people of all ages with a peak incidence around forty, and had a female preponderance. The last observation is of particular interest as he knew he was contradicting all the available literature. Contemporary descriptions of Jón Pétursson suggest that he may have had rheumatoid arthritis himself which would explain his excellent description of this disease.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3109/03009749609080002en
dc.subject.meshArthritis, Rheumatoiden
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHistory, 18th Centuryen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshTextbooks as Topicen
dc.titleRheumatoid arthritis in an Icelandic textbook from 1782en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentLandspítalinn University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland.en
dc.identifier.journalScandinavian journal of rheumatologyen
html.description.abstractIn 1782, Jón Pétursson, a district physician in Northern Iceland, published a textbook on arthritis and its remedies intended for common use. Working within a very simple diagnostic system, essentially comprising osteoarthritis (arthritis fixa) and inflammatory arthritis (arthritis vaga), he describes arthritis vaga as a common, chronic, symmetric, destructive, inflammatory polyarthritis, sometimes with systemic manifestations. It affected people of all ages with a peak incidence around forty, and had a female preponderance. The last observation is of particular interest as he knew he was contradicting all the available literature. Contemporary descriptions of Jón Pétursson suggest that he may have had rheumatoid arthritis himself which would explain his excellent description of this disease.


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