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Fibromyalgia in the Gilded Age: The Case of Alice James

Pinals, Robert S. MD

JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: December 2009 - Volume 15 - Issue 8 - p 427-429
doi: 10.1097/RHU.0b013e3181c4b520
Rheumatology Retrospective

This is a fascinating saga of a woman from a prominent 19th Century literary family and her contacts with eminent doctors.

From the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Research, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Correspondence: Robert S. Pinals, MD, 18 Pickman Drive, Bedford, MA 01730. E-mail:

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.