Still's disease

Still's disease
Still's disease 'stilz- n rheumatoid arthritis esp. in children
Still Sir George Frederic (1868-1941)
British pediatrician. Still was associated for many years with London's King's College Hospital, which was the first hospital with a medical school to establish a special department for the diseases of children. In 1897 he published a description of chronic rheumatoid arthritis found in children; it is now known as Still's disease.

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Sir G. F. Still (1868-1941), British physician

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