As part of the NEJM 200th anniversary celebration, each month we will present a selection of five articles from a period in NEJM history and ask you to choose which one you think is the most important. At year’s end, we’ll post the winning articles from each period and let you choose the most important article in NEJM history.
In 1910, five case reports of children with the same puzzling symptoms- history of injury, limp, thickening at the neck of the femur, absence of pain, no shortening of the leg- detail the first description of osteochondritis.
In 1926, the epidemiology, clinical findings and biology of a new infectious disease was described, known today as “rat bite fever” or “Haverhill fever.”
Read the articles from that era, and vote on which you think is most important.
You may only vote once. If you’d like to nominate a different article, there’s a box at the bottom of the voting page where you can list the citation. Next month, we’ll have five new articles for you to vote on, from 1930-1959.