November 7, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(19):528-529. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391180024010

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LETTER FROM LONDON  Port-wine in Gout—National Sanitary Congress— The Effects of Lightning—Seée's Treatment of Obesity.Certain classes of sufferers will derive comfort from the teachings of Dr. Peter Hood and Dr. Morton Granville. They are alike in recommending the use of port-wine matured in the wood, as a customary stimulant between the attacks of gout. Dr. Hood says: " Notwithstanding its bad reputation as a cause of gout, there is no more wholesome wine than genuine port, when it is well matured; and the chief fault which can be imputed to it is that of palatability, which renders people disposed to partake of it too liberally. The wine merchant will allege that long keeping in wood will deprive the wine of two of its most valued qualities, color and flavor. This may be disputed, but it does not admit of doubt that wines so treated are far more

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