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Poetry and Medicine
April 4, 2017

Fire, in the Kingdom of Animals

JAMA. 2017;317(13):1380. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.18401

Gutta, a drop—a defluxion of excess humors

Serum urate rides the bell-shaped curve
of normal distribution, like a wave
At the far end, hyperuricemia
runs like a rip.