1. The author is quite aware of the hypothetical character of some of the views expressed, but there must be imagination and play of ideas at the root of progress in science. It would seem that the views as to the nature of this disease must become more catholic. Following further clinical observation, it is felt that slowly but steadily a better and more complete understanding of this problem will be reached.
2. It is believed that arthritis is a metabolic disorder, superimposed by infection or some other unknown factor, causing a break in compensation.
3. The early administration of colloidal sulphur in cases of acute and chronic arthritis is of importance in order to prevent unnecessary suffering, prolonged invalidism, and deformities.
4. Our studies point to the restoration of metabolic stability as a necessary aim in treatment of arthritis.
5. It is the opinion of the writer that colloidal sulphur assists in restoration of metabolic stability.
6. The experience with 356 cases treated over the past five years warrants the conclusion that colloidal-sulphur therapy is of great value in the treatment of this malady.
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