While an emphasis on the new is vital to any science, the relevance or importance of new discoveries cannot truly be appreciated without a strong sense of the framework of a discipline, and of the ideas that helped to shape it. With this in mind, the editors of this book have attempted to create a canon of texts that formed the basis of rheumatolog

Clinical outcome measurement. Imaging. Serological tests. Other investigations: synovial fluid analysis, arthroscopy and blood chemistry. Clinical genetics. Rheumatoid arthritis. Chronic arthritis in children. Ankylosing spondylitis. Psoriatic arthritis. Reactive arthritis and Reiter's syndrome. Lupus. Scleroderma (systemic sclerosis). Systemic vasculitis. Sjögren's syndrome. Myositis. Arthritis and infection. Osteoarthritis. Crystal deposition diseases. Osteoporosis. Research and development for back pain. Soft tissue disorders. Fibromyalgia. Geographical disorders. Association of other systemic diseases with arthropathies. Patient education. Key drug developments. Exercise rehabilitation in arthritis.