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Medical School Professor Says 140,000 Residents of This State Have Arthritis

Causes Yearly National Losses of 7,500,000 Work Weeks


In this State alone there are 140,000 individuals suffering from chronic rheumatic diseases, stated Walter B. Bauer, associate professor and Tutor in Medicine here, in a public lecture on "Arthritis," given yesterday afternoon at the Medical School.

"These Diseases, it is estimated, cause a yearly loss of 7,500,000 weeks of work in this country at a total annual cost of $200,000,000," the doctor said.

He mentioned that private and State facilities in Massachusetts are combining to study all types of arthritis, and to learn why some people are so predisposed and others not.

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