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April 15, 1893

On the Chemistry and Therapeutics of Uric Acid Gravel and Gout, being the Croonian Lectures for 1892.

JAMA. 1893;XX(15):425. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420420021005

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It is a pleasure to us to learn that the Croonian lectures of Dr. Roberts have been published in book form. Not in years have we had such a clear and concise description of the gouty and uric acid diathesis as is contained within the covers of this little book. Not only does it contain a brief reference to the work of others, but it is replete with the original work of the writer, and while we cannot say that the author has found out all that there is to be known on the subject of uric acid and gravel, he has wonderfully advanced our knowledge of these conditions. We regret that the space at our disposal is not sufficient for an extended review of the arguments and views advanced, for to present them adequately would necessitate the reprinting of the entire book. Therefore, we can only commend it to

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