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By Paul Dieppe, Frank A. Wollheim, H. Ralph Schumacher

Whereas an emphasis at the new is essential to any technological know-how, the relevance or significance of recent discoveries can't really be liked and not using a powerful experience of the framework of a self-discipline, and of the information that helped to form it. With this in brain, the editors of this booklet have tried to create a canon of texts that shaped the foundation of rheumatology. specialists at the analysis and administration of a number of the rheumatological stipulations have selected what they think about to be the major papers of their respective domain names. each paper is punctiliously defined and evaluated by way of its strengths, its weaknesses, and its contribution to the sector. Papers were selected that outline new illnesses or remedies, that experience replaced our complete frame of mind, or that experience easily stood the try out of time. The editors desire that the papers profiled during this quantity will stimulate debate, motivate readers to search out the unique texts, and encourage the writers of the classics of the twenty first century.

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Without quoting or knowing the paper by Waaler) developed the method for the sheep cell agglutination test widely known and practised until recent years as Waaler–Rose test. In contrast to Waaler, who felt that ‘the reaction can not be of any diagnostic value’, Rose, et al. found a predominance of high titres in patients with RA as well as an association of the magnitude of the reactivity with RA disease activity and suggested that ‘the sheep cell differential agglutination test may be of value in determining the activity status of RA’ and may ‘be helpful as an aid in the differential diagnosis between RA and other diseases with arthritic manifestations’.

The nature of the target antigen remained elusive due to the lack of more sophisticated techniques. 2. Antigen only recognized by haemagglutination test. 3. Missed that many patients with SLE also had anti-U1RNP without concomitant anti-Sm and also some scleroderma patients had the antibody. Relevance The discovery of MCTD: the first connective tissue disorder to be defined serologically. 42 Paper 5 Characterization of a soluble cytoplasmic antigen reactive with sera from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus Authors Clark G, Reichlin M, Tomasi TB Reference Journal of Immunology 1969; 102:117–122 Summary A serum of a patient (Ro) with an SLE-like syndrome was shown by complement fixation reaction and double-immunodiffusion technique to react with a cytoplasmic protein contained in several human tissues, but not red blood cells.

Kling DH. The Synovial membrane and Synovial Fluid. Los Angeles Medical Press, 1938. Ropes MW, Bauer W. Synovial fluid changes in joint disease. Harvard University Press, 1953. Hollander JL. In: Textbook of Rheumatology. Key message Synovial fluid examination is a very important aid to the diagnosis of the different forms of arthritis. Why it’s important The monograph of Ropes and Bauer (3) is the most important contribution to this field, as it documents synovial fluid findings in health as well as disease, and provides a comprehensive overview of preceding literature as well as the extensive work of the authors.

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