20 June 2013

Arthroblog No 13 - Reactive Arthritis


This form of arthritis originally bore the name “Reiter’s syndrome” after the German physician Hans Conrad Julius Reiter [1920-1944], who first identified the triad of arthritis, eye inflammation, and genital inflammation. However, his name is slowly being detached from the diagnosis because of his history of membership of the Nazi party, and forced human experimentation at Buchenwald concentration camp. Reiter died on the Western Front and was prosecuted (posthumously) as a war criminal at Nuremburg.

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