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January 1, 1887

LETTER FROM PARIS.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(1):25-26. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391260033007

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Abstract

Treatment of Gout—Renal Lithiasis—Pathogeny of Renal Congestion—Bright's Disease without Œdema and Albuminuria.

In a very interesting paper by Dr. Lecorché, on the Treatment of Gout, the author divides the therapeutics of this affection into two distinct parts: 1. The treatment of the gouty subject in the intervals of the attacks, which he considers the only important and truly fruitful part of the treatment. 2. The treatment of the attack. After having thoroughly studied the subject, both theoretically and clinically, and after having carefully studied the influence of the so-called anti-gouty substances commonly in use, from the various mineral waters to the preparations of colchicum and of the salts of lithia, Dr. Lecorché formulates his conclusions as follows: If there be any specific in medicine, colchicum and the salicylate of soda may be considered such for gout and its manifestations; the former reduces the proportion of lithic

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