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Re: Rheumatoid Arthritis
In the early 1950s my dad was medically discharged from the army after contracting both rheumatoid and osteo arthritis - termed poly arthritis on his discharge papers.
He had been a P.E. instructor and Regimental Sergeant Major in the Royal Artillery, but nearly all the time I remember him he was a cripple after suffering the extreme humidity in the Burmese jungle during the Burma Campaign in WW II.
He was treated with cortisone injections and had hot wax moulded onto his arms and legs and was in and out of hospital until he died at the age of 56 in 1966.
I saw my dad suffer and have every sympathy for anyone with arthritis - my wife included.
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