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July 16, 1898

Uric Acid as a Factor in the Causation of Disease.—A Contribution to the Pathology of High Blood Pressure, Headache, Epilepsy, Mental Depression, Paroxysmal Hemoglobinuria and Anemia, Bright's Disease, Gout, Rheumatism and other Disorders.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(3):139. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450030041022

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This work first appeared in 1892, the second edition in 1894, the third edition in 1896 and the fourth English edition in 1897.

To those who believe that all ills in the human body, with a few exceptions, are due to uric acid, and "to be alkaline is to be happy," Alexander Haig appears as an enviable apostle and his book as the light of the world. We take pleasure in welcoming this new edition as embodying all the evil that can be said of uric acid and a thorough scientific demonstration of its baleful effects on the human body. To those not familiar with the work the book will be a revelation, not only on account of the undisputed facts which the author produces, but for the forceful manner in which they are arranged. That the work has passed to its fourth edition is plain evidence, if any were

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