Persons suffering from rheumatoid arthritis may now be restored to normal life as a result of a new treatment developed by Dr. Louis Grunirer, a Jew, it was revealed here last night at the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Granirer is associate physician in charge of the arthritis clinic of the Quens General Hospital.
The new method of treatment originated by Dr. Granirer consists of administering plasma taken from mothers 48 hours after childbirth to sufferers of arthritis, Patients treated with the new method are able to walk and even jump rope after having in many cases been bed-ridden for years. The plasma treatment is said to be effective for as long as two years, in contrast to the Cortisone and ACTH remedies, which often war off in a few days or weeks.
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