Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the American College of Rheumatology, Arthritis and Rheumatology provides members of the American College of Rheumatology with a superb, sweeping view of the field of Rheumatology, from its historical underpinnings to the latest research and future prospects. This accessibly written new book features authors who have been handpicked from the very top authorities in each subject area. Focusing on both current clinical and research advances, the authors also ruminate on the future of their particular subject areas.
Preface ( David S. Pisetsky ). Contributors. 1: The History of the ACR: Before 1970 ( Ephraim P. Engleman ). 2 The History of the ACR: After 1970 ( Charles L. Christian ). 3 The History of the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) ( Teresa J. Brady ). 4 The Research and Education Foundation (REF) ( James R. O'Dell ). 5 Pediatric Rheumatology: A Personal History ( James T. Cassidy ). 6 The ACR: A Worldwide Organization ( Sherine E. Gabriel ). 7 The Relationship Between ACR and EULAR ( Josef S. Smolen, Maxime Dougados, David A. Fox, and Ferdinand C. Breedveld ). 8 Scientific Publications ( Michael D. Lockshin ). 9 The ACR Annual Scientific Meeting ( Jonathan Kay ). 10 The Role of the ACR in the Political Process ( David G. Borenstein ). 11 Graduate Medical Education and Training ( Dennis W. Boulware ). 12 The Funding of Rheumatic Disease Research ( Leslie J. Crofford ). 13 Changes in Practice Since 1975 ( Neal S. Birnbaum ) . 13 Multidisciplinary Rheumatology ( Marian A. Minor ) . 14 Developments in Surgery for Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Disorders ( Jeffrey N. Katz ). 16 The More Things Change: Health Services Research in the Rheumatic Diseases ( Edward H. Yelin ). 17 The Impact of Technologies on the Organization and Progress of Rheumatology Research ( Lars Klareskog, Gerd-Rudiger Burmester, and Tom W. J. Huizinga ). 18 Genetics of the Rheumatic Diseases in the New Millenium: A New World Emerges ( Peter K. Gregersen ). 19 A Revolution in Immunology ( Gerald Weissmann ). 20 Autoantibodies ( Eng M. Tan ). 21 Cellular Regulation of Autoimmunity ( Bevra H. Hahn, Ram Raj Singh, Ram Pyare Singh, Maida Wong, Brian Skaggs, Betty P. Tsao, and Antonio La Cava ). 22 Modern Biology/Bone and Cartilage Biology ( Steven R. Goldring, and Mary B. Goldring ). 23 Advances in Gout: A Brief Personal Perspective ( William N. Kelley ). 24 Gout and Other Crystal-Associated Diseases ( H. Ralph Schumacher ). 25 Clinical Trials in Rheumatology: The Past 75 Years and a Glimpse Into the Future ( David T. Felson ). 26 Methotrexate: Personal Reflections ( Michael E. Weinblatt ). 27 Reflections on the Evolution of Anti-TNF Therapy: A Journey of Discovery ( Ravinder Nath Maini, MBBChir, and Marc Feldmann ). 28 NSAIDs: The Power of the Narrative ( Steven B. Abramson ). 29 Imaging in Inflammatory Arthritis: A Personal View ( Paul Emery ). 30 Ethical Challenges of Modern Rheumatology ( Richard S. Panush ). 31 The Future of Rheumatology ( Edward D. Harris ). Index.