Rheumatoid Arthritis With Special Emphasis On The Psychosomatic Implications

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Huntley, Jeanne
Advisor
John Ward
James Manion
Thomas Hamilton
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Date of Issue
1980-04-01
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Rheumatoid Arthritis With Special Emphasis On The Psychosomatic Implications
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The name rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was introduced by Dr. Sir Alfred Baring Garrod in the nineteenth century when he was able to distinguish between it and gout by an elevation of uric acid in the latter. 1 It is possible that many historic figures had RA including Constantine IX, Christopher Columbus, Mary, Queen 2 of Scots, and President James Madison. Additionally, it has been suggested that Hippocrates alluded to the disorder in many of his writings. Although schools of thought differ as to the existence of RA in earlier times, evidence of articular erosive disease in Indian skeletal remains collected by the Museum 4 of Anthropology in Mexico City may settle this point. Also, further X-ray evaluations of bones from ancient Egyptian pharohs may offer additional insight into this question.
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Bachelor's
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Spring
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Psychology