John PopertBMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d5983 (Published 22 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5983
- Rick Popert
John Popert completed his early training and MD thesis in west London. In 1958 he moved as a lecturer to Manchester under Professor J H Kelgren, where the first British chair of rheumatology had been established in 1953.
In those days the “party line” for the treatment of erosive rheumatoid arthritis was: “aspirin to tolerance and manage …