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Gout: The Patrician Malady
Gout: The Patrician Malady
Our Price: $27.00
Year: 1998
Pages: 393
Binding Paperback
ISBN 300082746

Product Code: 756798647

Roy Porter (au); B.S. Rousseau (au). Historically seen as a disease afflicting upper-class males of superior wit, genius, & creativity, gout has included among its sufferers Erasmus, the Medici, Samuel Johnson, Immanuel Kant, Robert Browning & Benjamin Franklin. It has also been the subject of powerful medical folklore, viewed as a disease that protects its sufferers & assures long life. This book investigates the history of gout & through it offers a new perspective on medical & social history, sex, prejudice & class, & explains why gout was gender specific. A superb social, cultural, & medical history of one of the few diseases that people are proud to have. A lively & enjoyable reading experience. Illustrations.

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