The microbiome, autoimmunity, and arthritis: cause and effect: an historical perspective

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The etiology of arthritis has been sought for centuries, employing the art and science of the times to clarify, identify, and establish a cause and a cure. None other than Sir William Osler in his 1909 edition of Principles and Practice of Medicine stated that the etiology/origin of rheumatoid arthritis was related to “the nervous system or infections, with exciting causes that included age, gender, daily history, cold, damp, errors in diet, worry and care, and local injuries.”

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** This article is forwarded from David Elpern, M.D.**

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