Medicine: For Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis claims some 7,000,000 victims in the U.S. Looking for a cure, doctors have tried just about everything, including high-calorie diets, low-calorie diets, vitamins A, B, C and D, typhoid vaccine, streptococcus vaccine, artificial fever, blood transfusions, injections of milk and horse serum, aspirin and whisky (for pain), massage, dry heat, mineral baths, metals such as gold, change of climate, psychotherapy, exercise and rest in bed. Some of the treatments proved to be harmless, some harmful. Some even seemed to work, but only for a while.

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