© 2008

Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases

  • John H. Klippel
  • John H. Stone
  • Leslie J. Crofford
  • Patience H. White

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Patience H. White, Rowland W. Chang
    Pages 1-5
  3. David B. Robinson, Hani S. El-Gabalawy
    Pages 6-41
  4. H. Ralph Schumacher, Lan X. Chen
    Pages 42-93
  5. Kevin Elias, Richard Siegel, John J. O’Shea
    Pages 94-107
  6. James Kelley, Robert P. Kimberly
    Pages 108-113
  7. Christopher V. Tehlirian, Joan M. Bathon
    Pages 114-141
  8. Daniel J. Lovell
    Pages 142-169
  9. Dafna D. Gladman
    Pages 170-192
  10. Désirée Van der Heijde
    Pages 193-216
  11. Robert D. Inman
    Pages 217-223
  12. Paul Dieppe
    Pages 224-240
  13. N. Lawrence Edwards
    Pages 241-262
  14. George Ho Jr
    Pages 271-302
  15. Jill P. Buyon
    Pages 303-338
  16. Michelle Petri
    Pages 339-342
  17. Maureen D. Mayes
    Pages 343-362
  18. Robert L. Wortmann
    Pages 363-380
  19. Alan N. Baer
    Pages 381-388

About this book


One of the most prestigious, comprehensive texts on arthritis and related diseases, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, lupus and more than one hundred others.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John H. Klippel
    • 1
  • John H. Stone
    • 2
  • Leslie J. Crofford
    • 3
  • Patience H. White
    • 4
  1. 1.Arthritis FoundationAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Rheumatology & Women’s HealthUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  4. 4.Arthritis FoundationAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews of the thirteenth edition:

"... These chapters are as up-to-date as the latest journals ... Any physician who reads the book may feel no need for specialist referral, but rheumatologists will, in fact, feel more confident and assured as they offer their diagnoses and recommend treatment options ..." (G.E. Ehrlich, JAMA, March 2008)

"This primer is designed to provide the most up-to-date information on virtually every disease encountered by rheumatologists and others who treat patients with rheumatologic diseases. … The book is designed for anyone interested in learning in detail about rheumatology. From students to skilled rheumatologists, all will benefit from this reference." (Alfred H. Kim, Doody’s Review Services, January, 2009)

"A textbook divided into 44 parts, some with several chapters presenting a complete overview of rheumatology including juvenile arthritis. The description of each entity is divided into epidemiology, etiology including genetics, patho-physiology and clinic. There are many illustrations, tables and references. For students, interns, residents, practitioners and their teachers. The number of editions proves its popularity." (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 6 (3), March, 2009)