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7 Famous People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

7 Famous People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been around for a long time. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates described a type of arthritis that started in middle age, affected the hands and feet, and progressed rapidly. He may have been describing RA. Some famous people have had to live with the disease, many before newer drugs made managing RA easier.

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  2. Arthritis Foundation, Acting With Arthritis: Hollywood's Leading Ladies (;
  3. Arthritis Foundation, Who Gets Rheumatoid Arthritis? (;
  4. Arthritis Today, Chantal Chamberland: Singing Her Praises (;
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  6. The Guardian, James Coburn, Hollywood tough guy, dies at age 74 (;
  7. National Institutes of Health, Historical Perspective on the Etiology of Rheumatoid Arthritis (;
  8. PubMed Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis (;
  9. New York Times, Christiaan Barnard, 78 Surgeon For First Heart Transplant Dies (;
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