Medicine: Aching Joints

Arthritis is one of man's and animals' oldest identifiable diseases; traces of it have been found in the bones of Neanderthal man and of dinosaurs. But doctors have no sure idea of its cause or cure. Ten years ago, when the International Congress on Rheumatic Diseases last met, the yanking of teeth and tonsils was a leading treatment recommended by the rheumatics experts. Last week, when the Congress gathered in Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria, the 794 physicians from the U.S. and 25 foreign countries were excited about emotions and hormones.

Dog Eat Dog. Doctors now think that perhaps as many as a third of...

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