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September 25, 1943


JAMA. 1943;123(4):247. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840390067025

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This small book is one of the best monographs on this poorly understood condition. It is a reprint from the Oxford Loose-Leaf Medicine. The book includes a comprehensive discussion of all phases of the disease and the results of the author's clinical and laboratory researches. Gout makes up about 5 per cent of patients who come to arthritis clinics. Clinical control in the acute stage can be accomplished by proper therapy. The author presents an accurate description of clinical gout and the researches on the metabolic phenomena of the gouty dyscrasia. The book contains many interesting and instructive illustrations. There is a brief historical section. The chemical, clinical, hereditary and metabolic aspects of the condition are well covered. The complications, associated diseases and differential diagnosis are described. The treatment is divided into that pertaining to prevention, the acute attack, the intercritical period and the chronic stage.

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