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At the beginning of the 19th century and earlier, the subcutaneous painful nodules, tumours, fibrous indurations or effusions (the back mice) were a finding related to what they called chronic rheumatism or muscular rheumatism.
These are books and thesis related to what they called rheumatism.
- 1777 MacBride: BOOK. A Methodical Introduction to the Theory and Practice of the Art of Medicine. Rheumatism.
- 1816 William Balfour: BOOK . Observations with cases with a new, simple and expeditious mode of curing RHEUMATISM and sprains.
- 1821 James Morss Churchill: BOOK. A treatise on acupuncturation.
- 1822 Baron D.J. Larrey: BOOK. On the use of the MOXA as a therapeutical agent.
- 1827 Charles Scudamore: BOOK. A Treatise on the nature and cure of rheumatism, with observations on rheumatic neuralgia and on spasmodic neuralgia or tic douloureux.
- 1827 William Wallace: BOOK. Physiological enquiry respecting the action of MOXA, and its utility in inveterate cases of sciatica, lumbago, and spasmodic diseases of the nerves and muscles.
- 1828 Churchill: BOOK. Cases illustrative of the immediate effects of acupuncturation, in rheumatism, lumbago, sciatica, anomalous muscular diseases, and in dropsy of the cellular tissue; selected from various sources, and intended as an appendix to the author’s treatise on the subject. Churchill, James Morss. London : Callow & Wilson, 1828. NLM ID: 101170024.
- 1845 Alexander Gottschalk: BOOK Darstellung der rheumatischen krankheiten auf anatomischer Grundlage [Representation of rheumatic diseases on an anatomical basis]
- 1850 Robert Froriep: BOOK On the therapeutic application of electromagnetism in the treatement of rheumatic and paralytic affections. (based on the German original book from 1843)
- 1881 J.J. Forst (president M. Lasegue): THÈSE Contribution a l’etude clinique de la sciatique
- 1904 Ralph Stockman: BOOK The causes, pathology, and treatment of chronic rheumatism.
- 1918 Ernst Adolf Schmidt: BOOK Der Muskelrheumatismus (myalgie) auf Grund eigener beobachtungen und untersuchungen gremeinverständlich dargestellt