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February 6, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XVIII(6):174-175. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411100022006

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Sir Dyce Duckworth, President of the Clinical Society of London, reported at the January meeting of this year a case of gout of the penis, as he regards conditions summarized below. His patient was in St. Bartholomew's Hospital, aged 40 years, a glasscutter by occupation, suffering from arthritis of the two great toes and other joints. No uratic deposits were present; pyrexia moderate. He had formerly been in a cavalry regiment, but had been discharged, on account of hernia, twenty or more years ago; had led a sedentary life; drank about one quart of beer or ale per diem. He had once suffered from lead colic. He had had occasional attacks of articular gout, and gave a history of having inherited the disease from the paternal side. On the first day of the present attack he had pain in right wrist and one great toe. On the following morning he

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