By P. N. Platt (auth.), John J. Calabro MD, FACP, W. Carson Dick MD (Glas.), MBChB, FRCP (Lond.) (eds.)

The dating among an infection and arthritis has occupied the eye of every body during the background of investigative rheu­ matology, no much less this present day than formerlyl. the current factor is a com­ pilation of essays reflecting a number of the elements of this actual diamond and i'm in particular thankful to authors and publishers alike within the strange and tragic situations which attended its practise. We have been all shocked and saddened by means of the premature loss of life of professional­ fessor John Calabro which disadvantaged u . s . buddy and clever counsellor in addition to a far esteemed specialist colleague. Prof. Calabro's contribution to drugs was once huge, spanning hugely person, exemplary and worrying scientific administration, enthusiastic charismatic educating in any respect degrees and significant contributions to analyze relatively within the box of youngster arthritis. As with Robert Burns, whose works John knew, "when do we see his like again?". a private unhappiness is that i used to be anticipating welcoming John and his spouse to "Geordieland". there's a robust culture of the top point of aggressive ballroom dancing the following and John was once waiting for traveling us and demonstrating the enormous talents which he and his spouse displayed during this enviornment. To his spouse and kinfolk all of us expand our heartfelt condolences. W. CARSON DICK 1. Atkin, S., Walker, D., Mander, M., Malcolm, A. and Dick, W. Carson. (1988). remark at the explanations of rheumatoid arthritis. Br. J. Rheumatol., 27 (Suppl.

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